Local Mom Scoop is sharing 7 Back To School Tips to help you stop nagging. All opinions are 100% my own and there are affiliate links included.
Transitioning from summer mode to back to school is not always easy.
As my children enter 3rd grade and 6th grade, I’ve learned a few ways to help that transition become easier.
I’m sharing 7 Back To School Tips To Help You Stop Nagging
1. School Supplies and Food Delivery
Home delivery is becoming the norm and it can really save you time.
From Target to Walmart, these stores now provide special services where you can order online and then pick-up your school supplies, have them delivered to your home or the latest is drive up and use the app and they will come to your car.
Another service is Instacart! You can have this as an app on your phone. It has saved me through illness and hurricanes.
The service delivers groceries in as little as an hour! They connect you with Personal Shoppers in your area to shop and deliver groceries from your favorite stores.
Give $10, Get $10 -For every friend who places their first order. Someone paid it forward to me and now I’m doing it for you.
Sign up for Instacart and use code: HMCMECHAN15F
2. Create A Morning Routine
Getting going in the morning can be tough. Sometimes you feel like all you do is nag and remind your kids for the next thing to do.
Creating a morning routine that is streamlined is perfect for everyone in your house. Clothes on. Brush teeth. Shoes and socks on. Brush hair. These are all executive functions to teach your children to help them be successful in the morning.
DOWNLOAD OUR MORNING ROUTINE CHECKLIST
3. Create An After School Routine
My kids have had an After School routine since preschool. Everything has it’s place because when you get home it can be quite chaotic listening to everyone’s day. The shoes go in the basket and the backpacks on the hook.
DOWNLOAD OUR AFTER SCHOOL CHECKLISTS
4. Create a Bedtime Routine
There are some ways to help your child have a good night sleep. The week or even weekend before school starts, put your kids to bed at their appropriate time.
You can give your kids their own alarm clock to wake up to. I found this Sunrise Alarm Clock which is a gentle way to get the kids to wake up. It’s a great responsibility for them to get up and shut it off.
I truly believe it takes two weeks to get a child back on a sleep schedule. So be patient!!
DOWNLOAD OUR BEDTIME CHECKLIST
5. Don’t Overschedule
As you start to fill up the calendar, be mindful of overscheduling yourself and your children. Our rule is we have one-day free mid-week and we try not to schedule any activities on Fridays. This cuts down on the stress of you living in your car and always rushing from here to there.
6. Put It On Your Calendar
Get out your paper planner or Google calendar now. Take the school schedule if you have access and sit down in front of a Netflix binge and start inputting everything for the year. Make sure you put every holiday, half day and teacher workday in now so you won’t be surprised later.
7. Family Fun Nights Or Weekend
When the school schedule starts, it’s hard not to fall into a pattern. It’s fun to plan one weekend activity like hosting a Friday family game night or staying in your pajamas until noon on a Saturday. Don’t forget to make those memories just because the summer is gone.
Hopefully, all of these back to school tips help. Don’t forget to breathe and stay calm and carry-on!!!