Making the back-to-school transition seamless and stress-free


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos





Family Features

It’s not always easy to make the transition from family road trips, backyard barbecues and longer days to school bus pickups, homeroom assignments and school supply lists.

These tips can help get your busy household organized and make the transition easier to ensure your kids look and feel their best when they head back to the classroom.

Make shopping for supplies fun Take a special shopping trip with your kids to get all the supplies they need. Be sure to stock up on essentials, but try to make it fun by letting them pick out personalized folders for each of their classes or colorful pens to take notes. A shopping trip is also an opportunity to get your children excited about their classes. Remember to shop early so kids can pick from a variety of options and items will be less likely to be out of stock.

Prepare a homework spaceCreating a designated space in the house for doing homework can get your kids ready to start schoolwork again. A designated space stocked with necessities like pens, pencils and other supplies can also limit distractions so they can focus on their schoolwork.

Simplify your laundry routineBetween school clothes, sports uniforms, linens and play clothes, laundry can easily pile up. To simplify your laundry routine, try a detergent like all mighty pacs 4-in-1 with Odor Lifter, which provides four aspects of clean by tackling odors, fighting stains, whitening and brightening.

If your children have sensitive skin, consider all free clear mighty pacs, which are tough on stains but still gentle enough for sensitive skin with a hypoallergenic formula that is free of fragrances, dyes and irritating residues.

Ease into the routineMake the switch to busy school mornings seamless by easing into your morning routine in the weeks leading up to the start of school. Set your alarms, go through morning rituals and make sure your children are comfortable with how they are getting to school whether they are taking the bus, walking or carpooling with friends. Practicing the routine can make everyone feel confident and prepared when the school bells start ringing.

By implementing these simple tips, you can make the transition both seamless and stress-free, and set your kids up for a successful and fun school year.




Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Sparta vs Pope John ticket sales
Tickets for the Pope John XXIII Regional High School boys basketball team's game versus Sparta, being held at Pope John on Friday,...
Read more »

Sussex County 2019 St. Patrick's parade update
Sussex County has announced the details of the events leading up to its 16th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday March 16, 2019. The Parade Committee announces today that...
Read more »
Image

Vanessa Collier at Stanhope House, Jan. 17
Stanhope - On Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, Soulfull blues singer and saxophonist Vanessa Collier embarks on her Winter 2019 'Honey Up' U.S. Tour, in support of her recent album of the...
Read more »
Image

Sparta turf project update
Sparta - At the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, Dr. Michael A. Rossi, Jr., Superintendent of Sparta Public Schools, provided a formal update regarding the...
Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST READ

Local News
Sparta turf project update
  • Jan 10, 2019
Local News
NJ gymnasts excel at NY regionals
  • Jan 10, 2019
Sports
Sparta vs Pope John ticket sales
  • Jan 14, 2019
Entertainment
Vanessa Collier at Stanhope House, Jan. 17
  • Jan 11, 2019

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Sparta, NJ