Organizing yourself before school starts

This parent used a simple magnetic whiteboard with dry-erase markers. Getting your kids directly involved in the planning process will help them feel useful and they may even have fun with it! Make sure to supervise your kids so they don’t eat the markers or make a mess.Source: John D. Buffington / DigitalVision / Getty Images
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Kids love colourful things that make them feel a sense of attachment. For this little girl, it was a cute pink knapsack… But it could be anything, from a pencil to a pair of sneakers! When shopping, if your kid notices something that makes them happy, it just might be worth splurging on to improve their sense of security.Source: Hero Images / Hero Images / Getty Images
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For many kids, back-to-school is a stressful and intimidating time. Especially if they’re moving to a new school or if they’re socially anxious, it’s a good idea to keep your kids close in the days & weeks before school starts again. Read to them before bed and make sure to talk about what’s coming.Source: asiseeit / E+ / Getty Images
At the same time, it’s important to make a plan and stick to it! Otherwise, things can get expensive, and fast! Usually, schools supply a list of things kids will need. That’s a good starting point. Try to stick to it!Source: Pan-Pavel / iStock / Getty Images Plus / Getty Images
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With masks being mandatory for your kids starting in grade 5, make sure to make your kids feel comfortable that wearing the mask is nothing scary but to keep everyone safe.Source: Larissa Veronesi / Moment / Getty Images
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