Back to School: Smart Tips From Mom Bloggers
By Winnie Yu
Back to school: Smart tips from mom bloggers. If you’re like me, the end of August and return to school is bittersweet. You might mourn the carefree days of summer but relish getting your time back.
Making the transition back to school can be quite a change for kids and parents alike. Kids who’ve been sleeping in — my teens can stay in bed till noon — now have to get up at 6 a.m. again. Leisurely lunches eaten when hungry now require planning and packing. And homework? Yes, it’s time to start that drill too.
But going back to school doesn’t have to be a grueling task for you or your kids. We got some of our favorite bloggers to tell us how they solve the four biggest back-to-school challenges and make the transition a better experience for everyone.
City: Kinnelon, N.J.
City: Huntington, N.Y.
Book: Mean Moms Rule: Why Doing the Hard Stuff Now Creates Good Kids Later
Debbie Abrams Kaplan
City: Westfield, N.J.
Blog: FriscoKids.net and JerseyKids.net
Back to School Challenge No. 1: The Rude Awakening
After two months of going to bed and getting up whenever they want, kids need to get back on a schedule, one that often involves waking up early. How to you get them to do that?