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Making the first day of school easier

-- Visit your child's school before the first day of classes. This can give you and your child a better sense of the layout of the campus, their class, and even the opportunity to meet with a counselor to discuss any special needs or concerns.

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Photos: Making the first day of school easier
Making the first day of school easier

-- Go through your child's school supplies and make sure they have everything they will need for the first day of school. Follow up with them after school and check for anything you may have missed.

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Photos: Making the first day of school easier
Making the first day of school easier

-- Get your kid(s) into a good sleep routine for the school year. Summer is generally filled with late curfews and later wake up times so getting into the swing of things early is important.

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Photos: Making the first day of school easier
Making the first day of school easier

-- Start setting healthy eating habits in place before the school year begins. Whether it's making lunch for your kid(s) or making sure they are buying a healthy lunch, healthy habits breed healthy minds.

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Photos: Making the first day of school easier
Making the first day of school easier

-- Get your kids used to the school day by setting up times for them to play with friends, doing activities at home, or talking with them about making positive experiences with other kids at school.

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Photos: Making the first day of school easier
Making the first day of school easier

 

-- Meet with your child's teacher before and after the first day to stay connected with how your kid is doing and what's expected in class.

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Photos: Making the first day of school easier
Making the first day of school easier

-- Build good study habits before the school year begins. Going over what type of things they will be learning and good homework skills will give them a leg up on day one of school.

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Making the first day of school easier

-- If it helps, walk with your kid(s) to school or coordinate to have them walk to school with friends or neighbors. Doing a walk through of what route to take to school could also be beneficial.

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Making the first day of school easier

-- If it's your child's first time going to school, talk to them about what to expect. It could be an anxious experience walking into a new environment by themselves so any prep between work or social interaction will help ease them into their new surroundings.

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Photos: Making the first day of school easier
Making the first day of school easier

-- Make sure you get your kid(s) to school early and be there to pick them up early as well. Morning or late afternoon commutes can be a headache around school zones so making sure you're there on time will help you and your kid get through the day easier.

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