Tuck your kids in to bed on time the night before. Adequate sleep is such an important part of making sure that your child is ready to start off their school day refreshed and ready to go.
Defer the drama by getting your child to school on time with a full tummy from a good breakfast. Think ahead and plan out your morning breakfast and routine. Then communicate with your children so that they understand what their morning will look like. If you have to rush off to work, let them know and remind them that you’ll be anxious to hear about their school day once you get home.
Tell your kids how excited you are for them to start off their new year. Remind them that you believe in them and have confidence that they will have a great year. Even if you don’t like the teacher they were assigned or don’t even know who their teacher will be, be positive. Give your child and their teacher the opportunity to bond without any of your concerns or hesitations.
Send them off with a smile, a hug and the words I LOVE YOU! The last words you share with your child as they depart for school are the first words that begin their school day.