Take inventory of your children’s wardrobe and clothes to buy again, also think about checking if you should buy shoes and a hooded raincoat. Children grow faster than you think, and you may be surprised when it comes time to put on your June Anorak.
- Wash your children’s clothes. Start the machines one after another and …
- Iron the washed and dried clothes while you wash them.
Mark your children’s clothes with their names, not forgetting coats, anoraks and jackets. Although it is not yet season, check also the hats, scarves and gloves. In this way everything is done together, without wasting time searching for marking material. But normally you have order, right?
Healthy foods and vitamins
Provide healthy and convenient meals for school if your child does not benefit from hot meals prepared by the school cafeteria. If your child carries the aluminum-wrapped sandwiches in his school bag all morning, lunch may be unappetizing. So go for a large enough lunch box where you can put sandwiches, sandwiches, and a juice box.
To keep food fresh, put the frozen juice box in the lunch box. The drink will thaw at mealtime and the freshness of the food will be preserved. For a healthy snack, the ideal is a fresh fruit or even a vegetable: peeled carrot, cherry tomatoes, pieces of cauliflower, banana, seedless grapes, mandarin segments, nuts, etc. Fresh peeled and cut into small pieces is an excellent fruit salad.
An airtight bowl and a teaspoon to taste it will be perfect. A yogurt, a piece of Gruyère or Emmental cheese, a mini-baby or a carton of milk will provide the famous calcium. And cookies like “petits butres” or gingerbread will delight the sweet tooth, but in moderation.
Vitamin D, the official supplier of calcium, is the quintessential vitamin for good growth. It is thanks to the sun that vitamin D is produced by the body. However, even a healthy and balanced diet is not enough to meet children’s vitamin D needs. Therefore, vitamin D supplements should be taken from September until the following sunny days of spring. Ask your pediatrician or pharmacist for advice.
Make a menu plan. Make a list of your children’s favorite dishes and make a menu list for the next two weeks.
Test the route to school if you change schools or if one of your children has to use public transportation for the first time. Show your child where to stop and take him to school. You will calm down and he or she will too. Measure the time it takes to get to school and make a note of the bus or tram schedule. Give your child a copy of the schedule and keep one for yourself.
Adapt the evening routine: Add the following steps:
1. Prepare the school bags and put them in the hallway, ready to go.
2. Get your children to bed relatively early. Do not deviate from the rule, your well-being and balance are at stake.
3. Prepare lunch boxes and drinks for the whole day the next day. Store them in the fridge until morning.
Live the season back to school!
It’s time to practice the morning routines, back to school and at night. Here are some more final tips to get you started right.
- Wake up your children neither too early nor too late.
- Have breakfast together if possible, in a relaxed way and in a good mood.
- Pack lunches in their school bags before leaving for school.
Leave on time to arrive on time. On the first day, arrive at school 15 minutes early to allow the children to acclimatize. So, you can afford to arrive 10 minutes early so you can always be on time to class.
After school :
- Take note of the latest school supplies that were purchased according to the teacher’s instructions and check this out to get help with your homework.
- Mark important dates for school events on your agenda.
- Fill out the different forms requested by the school if necessary.
Congratulations! The back-to-school period has gone well, the children are happy to have found their classmates and are adjusting beautifully to this new rhythm. If not, don’t panic, the start of the new school year is sometimes synonymous with anxiety for some.
However, do not neglect signs of somatization such as stomach aches or nightmares. Encourage communication to reduce stress and understand the situation with the child. Feel free to consult your pediatrician or doctor if the problem persists.