The summer holidays are over and we’re back at school! Starting a new school year is exciting, with different teachers, friends and opportunities. It is a fresh start, but there is no denying that going back to school after the summer can be a daunting and worrying time for parents with 1 in 5 children experiencing 'school phobia' at some point during their time at school .
Once back at school, get the most from your day and have RESCUE® by your side. New
RESCUE PLUS® Dropper contains our original and unique combination of flower essences with Pantothenic Acid (B5) to help support normal mental performance and Vitamin B12 to help maintain normal psychological function.
Neil Shah, founder of The Stress Management Society has teamed up with RESCUE® to give these top tips for staying on top of busy school days.
1. Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is essential for the body to function properly and children need more sleep than most people realise. The National Sleep Foundation recommends school aged children get an average of 9-11 hours a night. You can support your children with their sleep by starting to wind things down in your home 30 minutes before bed-time. This way you will ensure your children get enough sleep and arrive at school refreshed and ready to learn.
2. Plan Ahead For the Week
The key to decreasing fraught situations lies in careful planning. Managing children, drop offs, school bags, packed lunches, pick ups, after school activities and meal preparation is a carefully planned routine. The key therefore is to make sure you are organized at the beginning of the week. Create a visual schedule and keep it on a white board so the whole family is informed about the plans for the week.
3. Establish a routine
Set a breakfast and morning routine that works for everyone. It may mean setting out plates and planning breakfast the night before or it may mean getting up a few minutes earlier to help ease morning stress. Try to make mornings calm and be enthusiastic about what’s planned for the day.
4. Eat Breakfast
It really is true what they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it kick starts the metabolism and sets your energy levels. Your children will need lots of energy for the long school day so make sure you get up in time to have a healthy nutritious breakfast.
5. Book in unscheduled time
Be careful not to fall in to the trap of over-scheduling. Children’s schedules can be really busy with extra-curricular activities like swimming, dancing classes and judo, but it is important to also ensure that children have some downtime, playtime and family time.
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