- If bedtime has slid from 7:30 to 8:30 lately, and you’ve been sleeping in, slowly adjust your rhythms back to where you want them to be for the first day of school. That will eliminate a lot of tears that morning and ensure your child is ready to jump right back into learning and playing with his friends.
- Try to keep meal times, snack times, nap times and other routines as close as possible to your school year schedule. This will facilitate your child’s comfort in the first days and weeks.
Stay tuned tomorrow for Tip #2: Talking to your child about what to expect.