10 Steps to Take BEFORE School Starts

Every step you take this summer--before classes begin--will bring you closer to a stress-free start of the school year.

Create a Home Staging Area

Use an area near the door that your child uses to go to school. Equip it with open cubbies/shelving, baskets and/or hooks. This is home to books, homework, backpack, notes, sports bag, keys, lunches, and other school-related articles. Hang a large white board to help her remember tasks and items. An alarm clock or timer will help her get out the door in time.
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