4 ideas to help going back to school easier

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Shyloh is back to make back to school week a little easier. Check out these 4 ideas and the pins with more deatils.
1. Organize your school lunch items so they are easy to find and assemble!
Organizing your refrigerated and pantry lunch making items in a bin…brilliant!
2. Start going to bed early!
It is good to get start training your body to go to bed earlier. The AAP suggests that preschoolers get 10-13 hours of sleep a night, grade schoolers get 9-12 hours and teens 8-10 hours. Have your kids start training their bodies now for an earlier bed time and earlier wake up time so the first day of school isn’t awful! Use this time to establish a new bed time routine.
3. Establish a routine
a. Routines provide a template for how to organize and manage daily life. It teaches kids to manage themselves while their brains are developing.
b. Routines put some things on “automatic”…Expectations are clear so there is no need for parental reminding, nagging, begging or scolding. When routines are on autopilot, everyone can have a happier time.
c. Routines help children become more independent….You can use one of these fun check off lists. I used a free printable from this pin: http://www.iheartorganizing.com/p/free-printables.html
4. School Work Binder
School work can be a mess to store while at the same time be a great way to remember or to see the progress of your child’s school work
5. Lay out your clothes for the week
Using one of these easy closet organizers (I got mine for $10) and labeling it with days makes it easier to just get ready while on automatic in the morning.
For detailed instructions and pictures, you can visit www.ShylohBelnap.com

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