Back to School Basics
Going back to school means getting back into a routine and that’s a good thing. Regular schedules provide a framework for the day and so give order to a child’s world. Routines eliminate power struggles and reduce stress by teaching kids to cooperate and take charge of themselves. Do your best to keep morning, mealtime and evening schedules the same every day, but of course, be flexible when you need to. Remember, children ages 6-13 need 9-11 hours of sleep and teens 14-17 need 8-10 hours. Everyone needs a healthy breakfast.