Getting the kids back to school after the long summer holidays is a challenge most parents dread. If you find you are normally ‘negotiating’ with your child at the start of September read this article and find ways to make the start of the new term easier for everyone involved.

  • Get to bed earlier: A week before the summer holidays come to an end set a new going to bed time.  The chances are the normal bed time has gone out of the window over the summer holidays so give your child the opportunity to readjust to their regular routine and it’ll be less of a shock when the alarm goes off on the first day of term.
  • Plan in advance: If your child needs new uniform, stationery, books or a backpack get them in plenty of time, aim to go shopping a couple of weeks before the children are due to start back in class. Don’t leave it until the Sunday before they are due back in school, there’s a good chance you’ll struggle to find everything you need and everyone will feel stressed with the shopping experience. This isn’t a great way to start the new term!
  • Label things up: Once you buy new items of uniform label them up so there’s less chance of things going missing at school. We stock a massive range of products at and have items that are suitable for clothing, shoes and countless other applications.
  • Talk about the positives: If your child is anxious about starting the new term it’s not a bad idea to sit down with them and go through the plus points of being back at school. They’ll get to meet up with their friends, take part in fun activities at school and have the opportunity to join new clubs as well. Once they are back they’ll soon realise how much fun it can be.