It’s that time of year again when the summer is coming to a close and parents are preparing for their kids to head back to school. Back to school hacks are certainly in order! Whether your chid is heading to school for the first time or is a school yard veteran, these simple back to school hacks will help everyone in the family to start the school year off right.
Back to School Hacks for Parents
Start the School Year Off Right: Parents this one is for you! If, as a parent, you tend to stress over the beginning of a new school year this post is packed full of helpful tips to ensure the best start possible. Start the school year off on the right foot this year and don’t sweat the small stuff along the way!
11 Things Your Kids School Principal Wants You to Know: As a teacher and a parent myself, I have so much love for this post. It is written with the input and perspective of a former school principal. It includes helpful hacks regarding school communication, extra-curricular activities, and other tips to ensure school success. You are definitely going to want to read this!
Letter of Wishes on the First Day of Kindergarten: This is the perfect resource for parents who are struggling to express their feelings about sending their child off to school for the first time. It’s a HUGE milestone in the journey of any family. Send this to your spouse and have a good cry together after drop off the first day. Commiserate with your girlfriends. Take time to reflect on your own goals and wishes for your child this school year.
Top 5 Tips for Easier School Mornings: Love these simple tips to ease into the school year. Keep on top of the things that tend to keep you in the weeds in the morning with these easy to implement strategies!
Back to School Hacks for Kids
Starting School: Managing Separation Anxiety: This is the number one concern for parents and the number one challenge for kids. Heading back to school can be a significant time of anxiety for many kids (and parents). I love these back to school hacks for how to cope! So so many great ideas in here!
Tips to Prepare Kids for Back to School: This post is full of things you can do to prepare your child for back to school both academically and emotionally. It includes tips such as talking to your child about their feelings ahead of time along with role play activities and parent resources. Your kids will certainly feel supported and encouraged as they begin a new school year.
7 Things to Do Before Back to School: These are easy things that every family can implement to make the back to school transition smooth. Older kids can take on more responsibility for most of these things listed as well. This will give them ownership over their success and help to increase their independence. Includes everything from apps to help kids get to the school bus on time to tips for getting back into routine early on.
What Can Little Kids Do While Big Kids Are At School?: Isn’t that the golden question? I love the tip about optimizing the one on one time and being a little spontaneous. Cherish the time you have with the kids at home by enjoying activities with them at their own level. No older siblings to compete for attention!
Back to School Hacks to Get Organized
Stress Free School Mornings: This is every parent’s dream right? Is it really possible to make mornings stress-free? This post is full of helpful hacks to get organized, establish a morning routine, and streamline your life to beat the morning rush. I love the additional ideas for easy, healthy breakfasts you can make ahead of time!
Easy Hack for Getting the Kids Dressed for School: Oh man! This hack is so simple yet so ingenious at the time! It’s a wonder I haven’t thought of it! I’m totally going to try this out! You will want to as well!
Easy Hack to Get Kids Out of Bed: Another each hack to not only get kids out of bed but put a smile on their face as well! Start your mornings off on the perfect note (*you will get the pun when you read the article). Love this idea!
Best Apps to Keep Kids Organized: I have personally used a lot of the apps on this list and recommended them to my own students over the years. This is especially important for older kids to keep track of multiple teachers and after school activities. Put them in charge! They can totally handle it!
Back to School Hacks on a Budget
Back to School Clothing on a Budget: Back to school can easily break the family budget. Clothing is no exception as kids tends to outgrown jackets, shoes, boots every year. These are some great hacks for managing the inevitable dent in your wallet and save you some money on clothing and accessories.