Back to School Transition Tips – Sleek & Williamson Insurance

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The lazy days of summer are drawing to an end and parents are either escorting (or dragging) their children back to the classroom. It’s sometimes challenging to get back on a structured schedule and transition to a new school year. Here are some back to school transition tips to help make the process as seamless and painless as possible!

BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:

  1. Get organized! Take care of medical and dental appointments and any sports physicals or immunizations required.
  2. Be sure you have purchased all required school supplies, potential uniform clothing or other appropriate outfits.
  3. Finish up any summer required reading projects and have school supplies organized and ready to go for your child’s first day.
  4. If possible, start getting your child to bed on time 1-2 weeks before school starts to help ease into school mornings and avoid the “manic morning” mode.
  5. Designate a “launch pad” for backpacks, shoes, charging stations, etc. If kids and parents know where everything is stored, you avoid the last minute rush when you are trying to get out the door.

THE NIGHT BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:

  1. Have your child set out school clothes.
  2. Make sure backpacks are packed up and ready for the school day.
  3. Prepare lunch as much as possible or make sure lunch money is accounted for.
  4. Have your child bathe and take care of hygiene concerns. Middle and High School kids may want to shower before school, but make sure they have plenty of time so you aren’t rushing around in the “manic morning” mode!
  5. Encourage your child to get to bed on time for a good night’s sleep. If your child is experiencing some anxiety about the first day of school, reassure him/her that everything will be just fine and that learning is fun!

AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:

  1. Feed your child a healthy snack and let them share their day with you.
  2. Talk to them about their teachers, class subjects and what new friends they made at school.
  3. If they have homework, designate an area with little to no distraction to encourage them to focus. Reassure them that homework is reinforcing what they have learned in class.
  4. Fix them a special “first day of school” dinner or take them out to their favorite restaurant to celebrate their first day back to school!
  5. Hug your child and let them know how proud you are of them! Hugs and positive reinforcement goes a long way!
  6. Repeat the above steps for the night before the first day of school.

The team at Sleek & Williamson hope these back to school transition tips will help this period of adjustment prove to be much easier as you ease into back to school mode. For more information regarding insurance products and the best coverage for you and your family, contact the professionals at Sleek & Williamson today at (770) 489-2403.

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