These tips to help our kids kick off the school year right are part of a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Florida KidCare. However, the opinions and text are all mine and views expressed do not necessarily represent those of Florida KidCare.
The first week of school has come and gone for us and while we survived the transition, we are still trying to get into the rhythm of things (like getting to school on time). Thankfully, the kiddos school year is off to a good start but I want this to be their best school year ever. As a parent, how do I help make that happen? We can start with these 5 tips.
5 ways we can help our kids kick off the school year right.
Medical and Dental Care
It is important that the kiddos get regular check ups and routine dental care. Kids tend to do better in school when they are healthy and a healthy kid means less school days being missed. Germs spread so quickly that 1 sick child means everyone in your house is also at risk of being sick which is no bueno (not good). So, if you haven’t done so yet, make sure your kids have health and dental insurance. After all, it is better to take preventive measures when it comes to your child’s health. *It’s not too late to apply for Florida Kid Care
Sleep is so important! So, make sure the kiddos are getting enough sleep. Set a bedtime for the kiddos that allows them to get enough sleep so that they are rested and focused for school. If possible, set a bedtime for yourself as well.
The less you have to do in the school morning, the better it is for everyone. That is why you should pick out school outfits the night before and make sure homework and all other important docs are in their backpacks. Also, if you make your kids lunches like I do, it helps to know what you will be making them so you can plan accordingly for time needed to prepare it or buy the necessary items.
Healthy diet and exercise
A healthy diet and exercise can help you and your kiddos concentrate better throughout the day.
Save the easiest task for last. Let’s say you have a list of 5 things to do (I wish my list only had 5 items on it), you should tackle the hardest thing on your list first. That way, once you have completed that task all the others ones will seem easy in comparison and you can tackle them all quicker. When you or the kiddos start to feel overwhelmed, remember this tip and apply it. It’s amazing that something so simple can be so helpful.
What other tips have you implemented with your children? Actually, all of these tips are great for parents too.
Have you checked out this Parents Back to School Checklist?
***Did you know that there are 283,000 children in Florida are currently living without health and dental insurance when 172,000 of them are eligible for free or low-cost coverage through Florida KidCare? Florida KidCare provides health, dental, vision and other important preventive services to ensure your child is ready to take on the school year. Most families pay nothing at all for coverage, and many pay as little as $15 a month. For more information or to get started with health and dental insurance for your child(ren), simply click here and you’ll be taken directly to the Florida KidCare website. Plus, check out the 10 Things You Should Know About Florida KidCare I posted on the blog.