With back to school season in full effect, there’s no harm in having some hacks up your sleeve, right? There’s nothing quite as stressful and overwhelming as that morning rush followed by the bossy nights trying to get everyone’s homework done. So in honor of the stressful days ahead, we’ve rounded up our favorite back to school hacks for a perfect first day!
Music is Motivation
As crazy as this sounds, music keeps everyone motivated! I can’t live without music while I’m working. So why wouldn’t it work for our kiddos too? Try to play music in the mornings while they’re getting ready or at night when they’re doing homework, too!
Keep Everyone Hydrated
This one goes without saying, right? Water = life. Water helps you keep your concentration, stay motivated, and feeling full. Keep your kiddos hydrated throughout the day and at night, too!
Brain food is good food! So try to keep your kiddos full of fruits, veggies, and healthy snacks when you can.
Most importantly, try to keep your kiddos on their regular sleep schedules. The first week of school this is going to be tough, but try to start a week or so early to help lean them into earlier bedtimes.
Keep an Eye on School Supplies
Make sure to check in with your kiddos and see if there’s anything they need throughout the week. Pencils and pens get borrowed, lost, or thrown away before you know it. It’s best to stay on top of it!
If your kiddos are struggling with study strategies and keeping their focus, try some essential oils! I love using peppermint when I can feel myself start to lose focus and concentration.
Believe it or not, writing helps you learn and memorize 10X better than just reading does. Have your kiddos write their notes when they come home from school!
Communication is Key
Last but not least, make sure you talk to your kids about their day. What’s working for them, what’s not working for them. Make sure to have open communication to make the 2019 school year as seamless as possible.
What are some of your favorite back to school hacks? Let us know in the comments below!