The start of a new school year can be exhilarating, stressful and downright exhausting. Proper planning and realistic expectations will keep life in balance. Here's how you can spend the last month of summer getting ready.
Go over your child's daily schedule and talk with her about what to expect in her new grade.
Visit your child's school or classroom before school starts to familiarize him with the space.
Help her identify what she's nervous about and brainstorm strategies.
Most importantly? Listen to their needs and guide them as best you can in each part of the journey.
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