Tips and advice for going back to school

It’s that time of the year again, the summer (if you can call it that) has passed. As the kids return to school, routines and structure may be welcome back in your household.


Here are some ideas to help ease the transition:


  1. Wash and tumble-dry new clothes a couple of times. New uniforms don’t always feel very soft, which can feel uncomfortable, particularly if you’re child has spent most of the last 6 months in pjs.


  1. Break in new shoes. Flip flops or bare feet might have been the norm over the summer. Shoes usually feel strange in September and no one likes blisters.


  1. Wear the uniform a bit for a few days before so it doesn’t feel so weird on the first day.


  1. Make sure you’ve cut out labels etc if you need to.


  1. Start getting back into school routines – waking times and bedtimes.


  1. Do the journey to school a few times so it’s not new on the first day.


  1. Talk to your child about any worries they might have.


  1. When the school sends you their plan, share it with your child so they know what to expect.


  1. Don’t leave sewing name tags in until the night before – they can end up taking longer than expected.


  1. Allow extra time on the first morning so you’re not time pressured if they’re struggling