Back to School with Confidence!

Going back to school can be a very exciting and sometimes stressful time for kids. Knowing how to prepare your child for the first day of school is key in making sure they start the year off right. Even more important than school supplies and new shoes is bringing a good attitude with you on your first day of school.

Each school year is an opportunity for a fresh start. New teachers, new classrooms and potentially new friends. This year make sure a positive attitude is on the top of your back to school list. Positive visualization is a great technique to teach your kids how to have a positive attitude. That’s not to say that they will be able to accomplish anything they want to do by visualizing it, but If they want it, feel it, see it, they’ve taken the first step towards making it a reality. Before school starts, encourage your child to follow these simple tips:

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Pasta Salad for School Lunches

One of the most intimidating things for parents about going back to school is the lunches.  As in ‘What will I pack? Which quickly segues into ‘What will they actually eat this year?

This year my daughter has discovered pasta salad.  Not only is it easy to make, but you can vary the ingredients to accommodate what you have on hand.  Some of Lily’s favorite ingredients are corn, diced ham or chicken, cheese and sweet red bell pepper all wrapped up with a tangy Italian style vinaigrette.  While you are making some for them, you can make a little extra to have for your lunch too!

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Hermes and Artemis

It must be Greek god and goddess time in sixth grade because our daughter struck up a conversation about Artemis this week.

“Who’s he?” I asked.

“DAD! Artemis is a GIRL!”

“Oh…I knew that.”

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