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7 must have tips for parents getting ready to send their kids back to school! - A list for parents by parents


As we wrap up the holiday season and prepare to kick off the new year, its time to tackle one of the most exciting yet challenging times of the year – back to school. Whether your little ones are heading off to kindergarten or starting high school, we know the dreaded school routine can sometimes feel overwhelming. But fear not! All the parents in our team (and there are many!) have created a list to equip you with the ultimate back-to-school hacks that will make this transition a breeze for both you and your kids. So, sit back, relax, and get ready to conquer the upcoming school year like a pro!


Tip 1:

Prepare before Bedtime:

Taking a few minutes before bedtime to prepare your kids school uniform, backpack, and lunch can have a significant impact on your morning routine and overall mindset. By gathering all the necessary items the night before, you minimise the stress and chaos of running around in the morning, ensuring a smooth start to the day. Plus, having everything prepared in advance allows you to focus your energy on other aspects of the morning, such as enjoying your morning coffee or squeezing in a small nutritious breakfast.


Tip 2:

Turn off the Television/Devices:

Help ease the transition from holidays to school time by turning off the television until your child is ready for school. With the numerous distractions that the television offers, it's easy for kids to lose track of time and neglect their morning routine. By eliminating this potential culprit, you are encouraging your child to focus on more productive activities in the morning, such as getting dressed, eating breakfast, you might even get them to make their bed! This small adjustment can create a calm and structured environment, setting the tone for a successful day ahead.


Tip 3:

Choose the right backpack:

One often overlooked aspect is the importance of choosing the right backpack for your child. An essential tip for parents during this time is to select a backpack that not only looks stylish but also supports the weight load. With textbooks, notebooks, and other school essentials increasing in weight each year, it is crucial to find a backpack that evenly distributes the weight across the shoulders and the back. Additionally, shock-absorbing, adjustable straps can ensure a comfortable fit as your child grows. By investing in a backpack that prioritises weight distribution, parents can help prevent posture issues and discomfort, saving on potential medical issues or chiropractic fees down the track.


Tip 4:

Make it sustainable!

Kids are learning about sustainability more than previous generations did. And young ones care deeply about it, so give them options to choose from. High Sierra has backpacks made with fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles. We can also make sustainable choices in our food packaging, our school supplies or even the ways we get to school. Pick ways to learn coincide with school lessons on being sustainable with small and easy changes.


Tip 5:

Have a large Family Calendar in an impossible to miss location

Parents will often find that they are juggling between work, household chores, and their children’s school activities. So, one useful tip to help ease back to school chaos is to have a large family calendar prominently displayed in a common area of your home. This calendar will serve as a centralise hub for all upcoming events, such as parent teacher conferences, school activities, holidays, and more. By having a visual representation of everyone’s schedules, parents can stay organised and ensure nothing falls through the cracks.


Tip 6:

Customise Lunchtime

One great tip to make lunchtime extra special is to involve your child in customising their lunch. Let them pick their own lunchbox – it could be their favourite character or colour. Not only will this make them feel more excited about lunchtime, but it also gives them a sense of ownership over their meals. Another thoughtful touch is to write them a note for the day. A simple message of encouragement or a sweet reminder that your thinking of them can go a long way in brightening their day.


Tip 7:

Label Everything!

One overlooked, but immensely helpful tip is to label everything. Whether its lunch boxes, water bottles, or backpacks, labelling your child’s belongings can save you countless headaches. Not only does it make it easier for your child to keep track of their items, but it also ensures that misplaced or lost items can be quickly identified and returned. Invest in durable and waterproof labels and take a few moments to write your child’s name and contact information. This simple hack can make a world of difference in keeping everything in order during the bustling back to school time.


So, as parents gear up for the back-to-school hustle, incorporating these six tips can make a significant difference in setting the right tone for a successful academic year. Parents, empower yourself and your children to tackle each day with confidence. With these strategies in place, both parents and children can embrace the new school year with ease and enthusiasm. So, let's make back-to-school preparations a breeze and pave the way for an incredible year of growth and learning!

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