First Day of School Survival Tips

Sending our littles back to school (or for the very first time) is a bitter-sweet feeling. As teachers and mamas, we can relate in more ways than one! Here are our top ten tips for surviving that {very} first day.

1. If your little's bedtime has crept later with the longer days of Summer, start transitioning to an earlier bedtime at least one week before the first day.

2. Get your kiddo to bed early the night before the big day! She'll likely be nervous/excited and have a hard time getting to sleep. Be prepared to spend a little extra time with her at bedtime.

3. This is a good time to get a temperature check on how your little is feeling about the big day. Explain what the day will be like from when she gets to school until the bell rings at the end of the day.

4. Get everything ready the night before. Clothes. Backpack. School supplies. Lunch box. Water bottle. Let your little help! It will get him excited and help calm jitters if he feels prepared.