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How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year

Summer’s over, school has started and kids and parents are hoping for the best school-year ever.

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Experts advise parents on what can be done to make sure the transition to a successful school year is fun and pleasant for everyone. Here are a few tips:

  • Bedtimes: Gradually change bed times until kids become accustomed to the school year schedule. Don’t let them use mobile or tablet devices before bed. These devices emit a blue light that makes it hard to fall asleep.
  • Backpacks: Children should always use both straps when wearing their backpack. Using just one can cause poor posture or back pain. If your child is carrying too many heavy books, ask your child’s teacher if there are ways to lighten the load.
  • Allergies: “If your children have allergies, make sure to check in on the school’s lunch menu to avoid any reactions. It is critical to make sure your child’s teacher, the school’s administration and the school nurse are made aware of any allergies. Also, if the menu offering does not meet your nutritional needs, be sure to pack your child’s lunch,” Abularrage suggested.
  • Breakfast: Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast. Studies show that doing so improves classroom performance.
  • Exercise: Encourage your child to get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day.

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