It is that time of year again. The most wonderful time of the year, as some may say. Back to school.
Most of us have been a little more laid back than usual over the summer months when it comes to schedules and routines. With activities, vacations, camps, parties, and not to mention the fact that it is light outside until almost 10 pm, it is easy to get off course with our sleep.
Going back to school means getting back on track and setting our children up for success. We are back to school shopping, getting our kids hair cut, planning snacks and lunches and making after school arrangements.
Through all of this many parents forget one very important thing: getting kids back into a sleep schedule so they aren’t tired all day at school.
The adjustment to having to be up and out in the morning can sometimes take weeks. Leaving it to the last minute (meaning, the night before school starts) can lead to an unpleasant adjustment to back to school. Here are some tips to help make the transition from summer break to first day of school a little more manageable.
Getting a good night’s sleep each night is a great way to ensure our children are ready to approach each day feeling optimal. If your child is tired when they wake up then it is a good indication that they need to go to bed earlier.
If you have questions about your child's sleep you can contact Jillian Dowling at Sleep Wise Infant and Toddler Sleep Consulting for a free 15 minute phone consultation.
Sleeping Well Tonight Means a Healthy Tomorrow!