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Get your kids excited about school

Here’s how to make going back to school easier for your children (and you!)

 

 

While summer is still in full swing, the holidays are almost over and it’s time to get your kids back into their routine.

 

These tips will help the transition go smoothly:

 

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Work in lines like ‘You probably can’t wait to see your buddies?’ or ‘I’m sure you’ve missed your friends’ into your conversations. Giving your kids something to look forward to will take their minds of the negatives, like homework and getting up early.

 

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Retail therapy doesn’t work for moms only. Take the kids shopping for new school clothes, stationery supplies or sport equipment. New gear will help lift their spirits.

 

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If your child is going to a new school, take some time to visit the school grounds together. If possible, make an appointment with the headmaster or your child’s new teacher to meet with them the day before school starts. Familiarity will help calm those first-day nerves.

 

 

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Skip the cornflakes and lure your kids out of bed with the smell of waffles or bacon and eggs on their first day. Add some new (but healthy) twists to their lunchboxes.

 

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End-of-year parties are so, well, last year. Throwing a back-to-school party for your kids and their friends will get them amped about the new year and give you time to catch up with your girlfriends. It’s a win-win situation!

 

Q: How do you encourage your kids to get excited about going back to school?

 

 

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