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How to Transition Back Into the School Year

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How to Transition Back Into the School Year-Tips and tricks to help your family transition into the new school year and get off to a great start!
It’s hard to believe that most kids will be going back to school next month. I find that the transition from summer to school can be tough. Even when you attempt to have some structure during the summer months, it doesn’t compare to the busyness a new school year brings. I also find that it’s easy to get caught up in a rush mentality and get burned out in the process, so today I’m sharing my favorites tips to help your family transition back into the school year.

How to Transition Back Into the School Year

Simplify your schedule

Keeping a simple schedule during the school year has helped us tremendously. We only allow the kids to participate in one sport at a time, and we also limit other extracurricular activities. Since we homeschool, it’s extremely important that I adhere to a schedule that is practical and focuses on our educational goals. Instead of creating more work for myself with home binders and complicated systems, I narrow it down to the essentials. I want my kids to know that constantly being busy is not healthy, and that they need to be selective with what they say yes to.

Plan meals

A new school year also brings the added tasks of making lunches and after-school snacks. I find that planning meals helps our week go a lot smoother. I also don’t have the stress of figuring out “what’s for dinner?”, and having to resort to take-out. Freezer meals and crockpot meals are also great for days that your kids have after-school activities. Simply place ingredients in the crockpot first thing in the morning, and it’s one less thing to worry about in the evening.

Say NO generously

For many years I was a people-pleaser, and had a hard time saying no. Even when I was overwhelmed and had too much on my plate, I would feel guilty when I had to turn people down. I finally learned over the years that always saying yes, takes time away from my family and the things I value. Also, don’t forget to leave margin in your schedule to unwind from a busy day. Even a quick break to have a cup of coffee or tea, can do wonders when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

Put your best foot forward

Approaching the school year with a great attitude is crucial. Instead of dreading a busier schedule that includes colder months, think about the positives a new school year brings. This upcoming fall my daughter will be a freshman in college, and my son will be starting 7th grade. I’m preparing ahead by purchasing the things they’ll need for the new year. This includes school supplies, dorm essentials, and clothes. In fact, my son recently picked out a pair of Men’s Adidas Neo Raleigh High Top Sneaker at Famous FootwearHe plays basketball and football, so I know that a great pair of shoes makes him feel confident and excited for a new school year. I want our family to put their best foot forward, so we can have transition into the school year feeling empowered. And yes, a great pair shoes can do just that.

How do you help your family transition into a new school year? I’d love to hear your tips and tricks! Also make sure to follow Famous Footwear on Twitter and Instagram for additional tips on how to put your best foot forward.

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