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Plan Ahead to go Back to School: Part 1

First Med Urgent Care: School prep

As you walk into Wal-Mart, you cringe. You don’t know if this certain sight has that effect on everyone, but as soon as you see those bright yellow tubs full of school supplies, your heart sinks just as it did when you were a child. It sinks for the simple fact that those bins represent the end of summer. The end of freedom. The end of sleeping in late. The end of having all your kids to yourself. After the initial sighting of the school supplies, you walk around and take a couple of deep breaths as the shock slowly begins to wear off. It dawns on you, the end of summer means the beginning of a brand new school year. A new school year full of surprises, accomplishments, and growth.

Being a parent comes with many responsibilities. Getting our kids prepared for their first day of school, year after year, is one of those responsibilities. It can get hectic and stressful, but if you plan ahead, it can be as easy as 1 2 3!

Here are 5 back to school tips to keep you and the kiddo’s stress levels low: Sign-up for school physicals early, go over basic health protocol with your children, implement a bedtime routine, make a meal plan for healthy well-balanced lunches, and prepare to have everything ready to go the night before.

1. Sign-up for school physicals early:

Sports are a great way to stay active and fit. Make sure your kids are signed up for their favorite sports and after school activities. Most teams require a physical form from your child’s doctor. If you can get that taken care of during the now, it will eliminate the last minute stress and will keep you and your kids in good shape for the start of the year.

2. Go over basic health protocol with your children:

To help maintain health and reduce the spread of germs, go over routine habits such as washing hands. Spend time teaching them when to and how to thoroughly clean their hands. Many germs are easily avoided by healthy habits. The more they are aware, the less chance they have to pick-up an unwanted bug.

We’ll pick up on 3-5 next week in Part 2!