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5 Ways to Help Your Kids Get Over the Back-To-School Jet Lag

5 Ways to Help Your Kids Get Over the Back-To-School Jet Lag

5 Ways to Help Your Kids Get Over the Back-To-School Jet Lag.
Here are a few suggestions for easing the transition so that it doesn’t have to feel like the end of the world to wake up and do the school thing instead of the pool thing.
It doesn’t always work this way.
But for now, the sun works in our favor.
Leave the blinds cracked so that the natural light can wake the brain and the body and keep that Circadian rhythm working in your favor.
So, if you have a second-grader, they should have around 20 minutes of school work to do at the day’s end.
3 | Keep the schedule at home Free time for an hour right off the bus or work first and then play.
I’m talking the junk from Facebook and Instagram and all the other corners of the internet that light up like pinballs when school starts back.
If anything, now is the time to let them run wild even more.
The jet lag only really gets you when you think you can hit it at a run.

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How to Emotionally Prepare Young Kids for the Beginning of the School Year

How to Emotionally Prepare Young Kids for the Beginning of the School Year

How to Emotionally Prepare Young Kids for the Beginning of the School Year.
For grade school kids, the end of summer and start of the school year is an exciting but stressful time.
She suggests that treating concerns as legitimate and understandable, which they mostly are, goes a long way toward normalization and facilitates a more helpful conversation.
What do you like to do at recess?” With the right cues, kids can be pushed to focus on the positives, on opportunity.
Alvord recommends that parents spend the end of the summer on alert for “What if?” questions.
It’s the parent’s responsibility to sift through the signs of worry in order to help the child get through it and re-channel their emotional energy.
“The first thing for parents is to listen carefully to what the kids are saying,” says Alvord.
“Take action, especially if it’s a new school,” says Alvord.
We don’t want to feel isolated.” That said, no matter how prepared a child is for the impending school year, chances are some jitters persist.
But that doesn’t mean parents can’t help equip them to pivot on their emotions and transform all that anxiety into positive energy to kick off the school year.

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5 healthy back-to-school grocery shopping tips

5 healthy back-to-school grocery shopping tips

Now that many of us parents have kids who are back to school, the days are about to get a whole lot busier, and getting healthy meals and snacks on the table becomes a lot more challenging.
Baby food in the market was highly processed and pasteurized, often using additives and preservatives so that it could easily sit on grocery shelves for two to three years without refrigeration — all of the things I knew babies, including mine, didn’t need.
And it had to taste delicious, with no additives or preservatives.
Whole, fresh fruit is always quick and easy.
Read the labels — especially on food marketed toward kids.
The main thing to avoid, of course, is sugar.
Opt for healthy bread instead of snack bars — good bread topped with nut butter, avocado, honey, organic butter, veggies or fresh fruit makes an ideal snack, simple and delicious.
Take time to learn which labels really mean something and read all of the ingredients on the label (even those in fine print).
Check the freezer section and the natural foods aisle for quality bread.
Kids are never too young to start learning how to make healthy food choices.

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12 Things Organized Moms Always Do Before School Starts Again

12 Things Organized Moms Always Do Before School Starts Again

Author: Kate Schweitzer / Source: POPSUGAR Moms It’s the middle of Summer — now’s so not the time to start reading about back-to-school season. (That’s almost as bad as when the radio starts playing Christmas music the day after Halloween.) Well, if you want to spend the upcoming school year rushing out the door, chronically late and always frazzled, move right along. […]

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