8 Smart Tips for Back to School

Trying to get back into the school year can be tough. Whether or not you are a seasoned pro to the back to school groove or a back to school rookie, we all could use a refresher before the school year starts. Then again, we might still need some tips after the kids are back in school too!

These parent-approved tips will help you turn this school year on its head.

Set a system in place

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Getting your children to sit down and do their homework as soon as they come home from school is never easy, especially after all the summer fun they have had. Create a system that you know will get them working. Keep the video games on lockdown or an ice cream sundae party at the end!

Break them in

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Breaking in the shoes before you wearing them is more simple than just wearing them a few times. Put bags of water in the toes of your kid’s shoes and stick them in the freezer for several hours. This method will help stretch them enough to keep your child’s steps comfortable! Click here to learn more at WikiHow.

Make a homework station

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Make a homework station where your kids can spend time doing their homework. It’s a great place to help them focus. Make sure they have all the necessary items that they will need, like pencils, paper, and more. Also don’t forget the snacks! Check out these Homework Station Ideas at Clean and Scentsible.

If you don’t have space to make a homework station, then have your kids decorate a shower caddy. You can store everything they need to do their homework inside.

Try the candy reading hack

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Are your kids having a hard time doing their reading? Set gummy bears on different paragraphs in their book, have them read aloud, and let them eat the candy once they finish the paragraph where the gummy bears are placed. You can substitute the gummy bears for your children’s favorite candy or snack.

Get a haircut before the big day

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Schedule a haircut appointment so your child feels good before getting back into school. A haircut will get rid of the untangle matted mane in the morning so it is easy to throw into a ponytail or comb at the crack of down.

Make a back up plan

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As parent,s we know that not every day will go as planned. Exchange phone numbers with a few other parents at school that can pick up your kids just in case. You may never know if you will be running late.


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School can be a scary time, especially if there is a new transition happening. Send your child off with something that feels like home to help them through. For instance, deck-out a lunch box with puffy paint, cover their binders with glitter, or make some cute sandwich baggies so that they take a piece of you with them every day.

Throw a back to school party

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Make the back to school year a celebration with a little party that will get your children and their friends ready for the new year! Get their favorite snacks together and play some fun games. This one of the best ways to help them shake off their jitters for the back to school year.

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