I am a little upset that back to school is starting in about a week here, but my middle child is ecstatic. He cannot wait to get back into the swing of a school routine and to catch up with all of his friends that he hasn’t’ seen since last school year. While back to school season is fun for some and a sad time for others, it’s a great way to get yourself back into a routine. Today I’m sharing some tips on how to get in back to school mode, no matter if you’re happy or sad about this transition out of summer break.
For starters, you’ll have to think about shopping for back to school supplies and clothes. I have three kids, one attends VLACS which is an online charter school so that child doesn’t need any major school supplies. The other two children certainly need some school supplies. I have to find our school supply list, I believe it’s on the SAU website for local parents. Amazon has a Back to School Supply List for you on their website, in case you can’t find yours.
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Dealing with Anxiety
My youngest child has major anxiety with school, I am not sure what happened but for the last couple of years, he’s been pretty rough when it comes to going to school and even talking about school. He gets very anxious and I always feel bad, but on the other hand, he needs to attend school. I work to slowly bring up the subject of school, discuss the importance of it and he just keeps saying one more year. He wants to attend the online charter school that his oldest sibling does, but we aren’t sure yet.
I have never really been that mom who buys her children a new wardrobe every new school year. I often purchase one or two outfits for each child so that they at least have something new, but otherwise, I am simple. If the children don’t need new clothes, then they don’t get new clothes. I feel it’s a waste of money to buy new clothes every year when the old ones are still in good shape and fit the children just fine. If you must buy new school clothes, there are many deals online for this.
The back to school season is difficult for me this year, as our life is slightly different than it’s ever been. The children aren’t under the same roof as me and I’m going to have to figure out the whole bedtime routine with my ex-husband for our younger two if I don’t get us under one roof in the next week. Even though back to school season is odd this year for us, it’s still going to be a fun time because these children have parents who love and care for them. We will work this week towards doing some back to school shopping and preparation for a new back to school routine as we reside under separate roofs for a brief amount of time.