A new school year is upon us. As we all know, a little bit of planning now can reduce a lot of stress and anxiety on the first day, which should be exciting. You’re not alone in this. These are a few ideas to make the switch from summer to school a smoother, happier transition for all. First, schedule back-to-school physical exams. Second, studies show that children who eat well-balanced, nutritious-breakfast, lunch, and snack function better. Make a trip to the market a few days ahead stock up on fruits and veggies. Lastly, prepare your child mentally. The first day of school is full of many different emotions. Talk about how the day might go, good and not-so-good. Read a book together that may pertain to the particular feelings your son or daughter may be experiencing. There are a lot of great books to choose from. This link provides titles and authors: https://www.tes.com/news/15-books-support-childrens-mental-health. HAVE A GREAT SCHOOL!