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.