Back-to-School Tips for Parents
Make time for breakfast.
You tell your kids that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do you follow your own advice? Eating breakfast before you head out the door will stave off hunger pains, boost your energy and help you keep your focus for wherever the day takes you.
Choose extracurricular activities carefully.
When kids are enrolled in too many after-school activities, it creates a one-way ticket to parental overload. Select one or two activities for your child that won’t wear you out with driving duties. It’s also really helpful to lean on fellow parents.
Arrange ‘me time.’
Zap back-to-school stress with mandatory parental down time. Whether you use the break to sleep in, have date night or curl up with the latest bestseller, reserving time for yourself is key to restoring vitality and alleviating stress.
Get quality sleep.
“Two-thirds of Canadians are sleep-deprived, and they’re not getting good-quality sleep. It’s the only time when your body repairs itself, so if you’re not sleeping long enough or getting the right kind of sleep, then your body is already in a deficit and can’t deal with stress