As the end of the school holidays draws nearer, it’s natural for parents to want their children to start off the new school year with their best foot forward. If you’re a new parent or even a seasoned veteran, back to school time can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve got more than one little student in your household.
6 Great Tips to Make Back to School Time Easier
To assist, we’ve compiled a list of the top 6 things for parents to do to prepare their families for back to school time and make the morning rush much easier all around.
1. Create a family planner
For most busy parents, having a planner is usually essential for remembering and preparing for all those important dates throughout the school year. I know that I’d be lost without mine, that’s for sure, but to keep the whole family organised, especially during back to school time, it is a good idea to have a family “command centre,” either in the form of a wall calendar or even a digital app such as this one by Family Wall.
2. Sanitiser for your children’s hands
Schools can sometimes be the worst place for spreading sicknesses, as there are a lot of children confined in one place at the same time. Send them off on their first day with a fresh supply of hand sanitiser to kill any of those nasty germs and viral agents. Tri Nature’s eco-friendly Hand Sanitiser with Vitamin E is plant-based and highly moisturising, making it ideal for your child’s sensitive hands and the environment.
3. Re-establish the school time routine ahead of time
Spend the last few days of the holidays re-establishing the school-time routine to help ease your child back into the swing of the school year. You can do this in the last week of the holidays by putting them to bed at normal school time hours, so that their body clock has a chance to re-adjust before the big day. This will help prevent the “first-week lag” and avoid having to deal with a pack of sleep-deprived terrors on the first day of school.
4. Arm yourself with hair detangler (it’s a godsend)
There is nothing worse than trying to do your child’s hair on a busy school morning when it’s full of knots and tangles. Avoid the pain and tears by having a ready supply of hair detangler to back you up. Tri Nature’s Kids Hair detangler is enriched with Hydrolysed Oats, Pro-vitamin B5 (Panthenol) and Honey based conditioners to soften and gently condition the hair as it detangles, making brushing and combing a breeze.
5. Wash uniforms and have them ready to go
Save time during the week by having your children’s uniforms washed and prepared for each day ahead of time. If your child suffers from hypersensitive skin or a skin condition such as eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis, the gentle formulation and free rinsing properties of Tri Nature’s award-winning eco-friendly Alpha Plus laundry powder effectively cleans your clothes, linens, towels and sheets without the risk of irritation.
6. Label everything
All parents know how easily things seem to get lost or even stolen at school. Between the long days, lunch times and after school activities there’s a Bermuda Triangle for your child’s school supplies, and nothing is safe. At least when things are labelled clearly with your child’s name there’s a good chance that they’ll make their way back to you again.
With these tips, we hope that you have an exciting and happy new school year. Good luck and happy learning!