Getting ready for back-to-school season can be a stressful and challenging time for parents and families. Establishing (or re-establishing) healthy routines is an important step to making the transition back to school happy and successful for the entire family.
To establish routines, begin practicing them a couple of weeks prior to the start of school. Remember to be positive role models for your children.
Remember that families are unique and there is no one-size-fits-all back-to-school routine. What does your back-to-school routine look like?
- Make bedtime the same every night.
- Plan for healthy meals.
- Limit screen time.
- Talk with your child every day.
- Teach your child about safety.
- Encourage independence.
- Make homework a routine.
- Prepare the night before.
For more back-to-school ideas, visit the Northern Health Matters blog!