Back To School!

Its nearly here……September……BACK TO SCHOOL! Although the thought of the kids going back to school can be very exciting and can almost leave you in a dream like state the reality soon hits.

  • Uniforms
  • School bags
  • New daily routines
  • Homework
  • After school activities
  • Lunches

September can be an absolute scramble to get back to the daily routine of having school in our lives. Here are some hints and tips for making the scramble a little smoother.

  1. Write a list of everything you need for each child including uniforms and lunch boxes.
  2. Get the kids back into a bedtime and sleep routine at least a week before school starts. Then you won’t have trouble getting them up to go to school. Also, kids need at least nine to eleven hours of sleep to function effectively at school.  The Raising Children website is a great resource for sleep advice. 
  3. School uniforms – buy at least three of everything. If you forget to do a load of washing for a day, you will thank us.
  4. Label EVERYTHING! And we mean everything…even socks (you will be surprised what kids manage to lose). A label maker can be a great investment!