Back to School Adjusting Advice For Parents & Kids…From a Kid!

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Manic:  Back to school can be manic for our kids and they don’t always know how to express that to us.

Managed:  My tween daughter asked me if she could share a few tips for kids and their parents when it comes to easing back into a busy back to school schedule.  She wrote this article below with very few edits from me and I think she has some great tips here….for both the kids and the parents.  Take a look….

thumbs up 2014 first dayLexi says:

So far for me I’m back in school but it still feels like summer. Sadly that feeling won’t be present for long. Though I had my summer and I think I’m ready to get back into the 6:00 am wake up times, not to mention after school activities and on top of all that, homework.

Call me crazy for thinking that I’m ready for that again, but this year I’ve set goals for myself and that is what’s driving me to be better and more on top of things this year.

Yet everyone is different, so my advice is to try to find out what kind of person your child is when it comes to school. Who knows, it might answer a lot of your questions.

Something else that’s really helped me this past week is breakfast.  I’ve been eating really filling and healthy foods in the morning like apple slices with peanut butter plus a banana and milk or a bowl of cereal along with a granola bar, and maybe scrambled eggs with strawberries and orange juice.  These are just some examples of things that change your day completely by giving you more energy and filling you up until lunch.

My last note of advice (especially for you ladies) is to have a system of making the morning less stressful. For example, lay your outfits out for tomorrow and have an idea for your hair style so you know how much time you will need in the morning.  Also have your school bag ready so you aren’t stressing over finding an important paper or book when there is only five minutes left before school starts.

And mainly just breathe. Like it or not, school is back and it’s here to stay, so why not make the best of it, and if you already have….then you are right on track.

This is Alexis, thanks for reading and see you next time.

Thank you Lexi!  I’m going to for sure take your advice about remembering to just breathe.  This article took me by surprise and I loved what she wrote.  I had no idea that she was working on this until she gave it to me and asked me to share it on my blog.  We wish you all a wonderful school year! 


  1. maryanne mildner says:

    Good writing, Alexis, and good advice.

    If you have animals they figure into the equation, too, But it appears that you have everything in hand.

    I’m sure your little Lucy is purring contentedly knowing you never forget her in the morning rush.

    Have a great school year!