Labor day is upon us which for most means that September is here, summer is over, and school is back in session. Children and parents alike are filled with anticipation, excitement and anxiety for their return back to school. Alarm clocks are being set for school bus pickups (some disturbingly early) and first day outfits are being laid out. So what are some first day points to share with your children (and yourselves) on your first day back:
1. Normalize the experience. It's everyone's first day. It's okay to be nervous.
2.Practice good habits from the start. Be organized. Use your planner. Stay on top of deadlines.
3. Ask tons of questions. Clarify things when needed.
4. Set yearly goals, i.e. read more this year, do better in math, join a club etc.
5. Maintain good sleep.
Here's to a wonderful school year!