The beginning of a new school year always feels like a fresh start. Blank planners just ready to be filled. New shoes to get started off on the right foot. And a renewed excitement of all the things to come.
Don’t let that excitement get bogged down by the thought of all the things that still have to get done. Here are our tips for back to school success:
PLAN: Planning ahead is the key to not feeling overwhelmed. Whether that’s making a school supply list, meal prepping or just setting a reoccurring alarm on your phone for when the kids need to be picked up – it all helps.
DON’T OVERSCHEDULE: It’s easy to get excited about all of the extra-curricular activities there are be involved in. But we advise narrowing it down to one or two. You don’t want you or your child to feel overwhelmed by having to accomplish it all.
GET A HAIRCUT: Seriously. We mean it. There’s nothing worse than starting off the school year feeling like you don’t look your best.
SCHEDULE PLAYDATES: Are there friends your child hasn’t seen all summer because of busy schedules? Get your children reacquainted so they feel like they have a friendly face to say hi to in the new school year.
BE FORGIVING: You’re going to forget something. We are all human and it happens. Whether it’s loading money onto your child’s lunch card or forgetting to send in a permission slip, we all mess up sometimes. Just take a deep breath, smile and remind yourself that you’ve got this.
If you’d like some help figuring out how to make this year’s back to school a success, reach out about Fini Concierge’s Personal Admin Services. While we can’t sign those permission slips, we can schedule those haircuts and make sure your child walks into their first day of school with a backpack full of fresh supplies.