7 Responses to “7 Simple Ideas to Make Getting Back to School Better”


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  1. I love the way this post centers around love and care, often the missing element is a child’s life.

  2. Some incredible advice here! Eating together is so important (dinner, too!). We have 2 young ones, so my second favorite is playing hooky. I think it is important to show that family comes first and foremost, and learning is done in many other places than just in school. Wonderful!

  3. All great advice, Courtney. As a former teacher, I have to give a double thumbs up to #7. I can’t tell you how much it means to get a hand-written note from a parent thanking you for working with their child.

  4. Marvelous ideas, Courtney. Just don’t cut the guitar lessons;) But really #6 is an obvious area for many people I know to address. Their kids are exhausted and clearly need a day or two off per week. No need to get them on the 40 hour a week schedule before they even have a chance to know what it is and escape it.

  5. My daughter takes her sandwiches in a container inside her lunch bag. Every day I write a note on the outside of it with a sharpie permanent marker. This could be just ‘have a great day’, or a little reminder for later such as ‘don’t forget you’ve a playdate…’ with some kisses. It’s the little things that count!

  6. These are super ideas and just what my son has been needing to get his 3 back to school properly. Shooting this over to him now! Thanks for the great post.

  7. Love the idea to play hooky! We all need a day off to catch up physically and mentally. Thanks for these wonderful ideas!

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