new homes in BirminghamSummer is ending, and school is starting up. This transition can be tough for both kids and parents, especially if you’re considering moving into a new home in Birmingham. Let Harris Doyle Homes provide a couple helpful tips to make the new school year start with a bang!

Beat the bookstore. Figuratively speaking, of course, beat the trip to the supplies store. The internet is a vital resource in the 21st century. Go online to Amazon and order scissors, colored pencils, a TI calculator, binders, notebook paper, pencils, pens, the list goes on! Especially if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can order and receive your supplies in a matter of days!

Start a morning schedule early. Few people, especially children coming off of summer break, like to wake up early, and when you and your children get used to sleeping in a little in the mornings, the transition can be tiring (literally!). However, the best way to beat the morning drag is to start that morning routine as quickly as possible. Nip it in the bud and next thing you know, you and your children will be morning people! Well, let’s not go that far!

Serve a breakfast with substance. The most important meal of the day is breakfast! This is the case because it’s the meal that will set the whole day into motion. Similar to a car, if you only put a little bit of gas in the tank for a 100 mile trip, you won’t too far, right? If your kids don’t eat something hearty, they’ll crash before lunch and find themselves in a tough place. Three essentials make up a quality breakfast: protein, grains and fruits. Wake up a little earlier than you normally would (oh the things we do for our children, right!?) and cook some eggs, bacon or sausage, oatmeal or pour cereal and send them off with an apple, banana or something different and fun! You kiddo will thank you!

Buy a cool back pack.  Don’t underestimate your kids, they know what they want! Let them browse the online store or give them free reign at the supplies store to pick up their own backpack. This will give them a fun task and will allow them to define themselves through their backpack. What a great way to get creative juices flowing early in the year! Besides, you kids can take it to school and show off their new gear to all their friends.

Remember, it’s never too late to start a routine! Start now and think pro actively about your kids next day of school to give them the best school year yet. If you’ve just moved to a new school, your kids may be a little down, so cheer them up with these tips!

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