Back-to-school jitters are a very real thing. Remember your first days on a new job with all new comrades and a boss to impress?
One of the best ways to help your kiddos ease back into a new school year is to try and keep that first week as stress-free, open and playful as possible. Leave afternoons free from too much running around to appointments, activities and errands. Instead, invite your kids to come home and tell you about their first days over some fun snacks, playful crafts and outside free play. Kids want to talk about their new routine, classmates, teachers and expectations. Providing stress-free, playful time together after school is the perfect on-ramp for open, “tell-me-everything” communication.