Wednesday, July 20, 2011

How to survive back to school without too much stress

I got five kids starting school in one month. Yes crazy! One in Kindergarten, one in 1st grade, one in 4th grade , one in 5th grade and one starting junior high 7th grade. It is gonna be one crazy year! So how do I prepare myself and my kids?

Well first off School supplies. Buy them when on sale! Stock up to last the year. Right now everyones got them cheap. Get those pencils, notebooks, glue, scissors, staplers, folders and paper. You will always need those no matter what. Also through out the year clearances you can find all kids of school supplies so check them and get them.

Next school clothes same as supplies check clearances and discount stores like Ross. Alot cheaper and shop all year long and stock up even a size bigger this saves me alot.

Next would be schedules. Now with school comes homework, after school programs and etc. Make a schedule, write it down and stick to it. It definitely saves your sanity and your kids!

Next prepare your kids. Show them the school, walk around it and get them familiar with it. Talk with teachers, principles and all. Talk to your kids what it will be like and make it a happy experience.

A new one for me and my oldest is lockers. She has no clue on locks so I am buying her a lock to practice on at home to get prepared for school so she is not freaking out that she cant get her locker open. This will calm her some too.

So what ways do you prepare for school and what helps you and your kids not stress this time a year? We would love to know! Master Lock® has hired a new specialist on student life to help students safely and securely navigate this school year in style. The Master Mind, a suave and funny college grad, is staring in a humorous online video series on in which he, along with his clever Little Sister, are setting out to answer students’ most frequent, awkward and perplexing questions on www.facebook.com/masterlock.

*This post was written to help you but also to enter a contest for a Master Lock back-to-school prize pack as a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.

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