It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, Mom’s the world over are thinking about school. We live our lives according to the timetables that are set out for vacation times and we plan everything around school hours. When summer breaks for a couple of months, the kids go off to camps and have fun with their friends while we Mom’s sit around making plans and lists for budgeting for the new school year.
There are plenty of things that both parents and kids have to do to get ready for the new school year, and it’s something you should plan for early enough so that you don’t have to think too much about money last minute. There’s no such thing as being too early to get organized when you have children running around; new school bells mean new school alarms! We’ve put together some awesome tips for parents planning for the new school year with children across multiple year groups to make life easier for you as the year begins.
Gradually Add Routine. When school is out for the summer, alarm clocks are turned off and the usual routines go flying out of the window to make room for more fun things that children and teens enjoy; such as sleeping in until mid-morning! Around two weeks before school starts again, you should start easing the whole family back into school routines by adding an alarm that gets gradually earlier so they can get up to school on time. Implement school night bedtimes again, too, so that they can get used to the times before they have to go back and do it all for real. This is so important, especially for the younger ones!
Shop Smart. Depending on how many kids you have to buy for, you should plan school supplies well in advance so that you can buy gradually over a few months. Clothing sales for back to school pieces begin as early as July in some areas, but be smart here. If you shop for clothes too early, you risk the children grow out of them before September even begins! Make sure you purchase your clothing labels from www.wovenlabelhk.com early enough so that you have enough time to stitch the labels into their clothing. Get the kids to help you when it comes to preparing their things for the school year. Have them clear out their closets and drawers so that you have space ready for all the new things that they have to store away. It’s a good time to get them involved in Goodwill, too.
Getting the kids ready for school every day doesn’t have to be a huge chore, as long as everyone is pulling together and working toward a common goal: organization! Gradual preparation is so much better than springing the new school year on them the night before it all happens. Take charge and work together as a family to make getting ready for school fun!