“Structure doesn’t destroy your creative impulses; rather, it allows them to flourish.” – Julie Morgenstern
I know, I know! This is a post many of you do not want to see yet. However, it is time! BACK TO SCHOOL is upon us sooner than you may think. We have 4 weeks (20 week days) until school age children head back to school in Anchorage, which includes most private schools as well.
There are many things you can do now to ease the anxiety and stress that comes with preparing our children to head back to school. As we all know the last week of summer break is hectic in and of itself. Do not add unnecessary pressure by waiting until the last minute.
Unclutter Me’s Helpful Hints – Back-To-School:
Include all accessories needed. (Backpacks, jackets, water bottles, locker needs etc)
Keep in mind, most merchandise is currently on sale. Beginning August 1, prices begin to increase substantially as we lead closer to school start dates.
I was recently at a national brand store in Anchorage, with more than 17 years experience, the store manager began telling me that back-to-school shopping is happening later each year. Her description of the Sunday before school started last year in Anchorage, was “total mayhem.”
For my family, this means we will begin and end our daily routine as if we are in the 2017/2018 school year. This means putting the littles to bed at 8:00 pm, and waking up at 6:45 am. Will we be perfect at it, heck no! However, we will do our best to maintain. #BeIntentional!
If beginning the school year seems stressful to us as parents, think of how it must make our children feel at times. Why wait until the last minute to develop a routine, when everything else will be new as well?!
Start your preparation now. Do not add to the stress and anxiety that already exists. You CAN do this! Unclutter Me is here to assist you.
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“Anxiety is caused by a lack of control, organization, preparation, and action.” – David Kekich