August is Back to School Month
After a summer of sleeping late or staying up late, the early wake-up call on the first day of school can be a difficult adjustment for many families. Even if you are an anxious freshman or a confident senior high school, heading back to school is a time of transition for teens. Below are some ideas to help make this time a little less stressful.
Gather All Necessary Forms: The weeks before school are a great time to make sure that you have all of your required school forms completed. You may need a physical to play sports, updated immunization records or forms for other after-school activities. It is best to start scheduling appointments with physicians if needed because the days before school can be busy and it may be difficult to schedule necessary appointments.
Start Going to Bed Early: Teenagers need 9.25 hours of sleep a night to feel rested. It can be difficult to adjust to an early alarm clock after 2 months of going to bed late. You want to start the school year off successfully and being tired the first few weeks is not a great way to start.