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5 Back to School Tips for Parents!

It’s hard to believe that the summer is almost over and it’s back to school season! We know that the transition from summer to school can be hard for students and parents, so we have 5 tips to help make that process easier!

  • Introduce yourself to your child’s teacher


Taking the time to meet with your child’s teacher reinforces your commitment to their success. Take the time to walk them in on their first day and introduce yourself to the teacher. Make sure to ask about the best way to communicate with him/her in the case that an issue arises


  • Prepare a study area at home


Set up a space in your home that is dedicated to your child’s homework. Remove any distractions and electronics, to help with concentration. Setting a tone that education is a top priority will allow your child to know your expectations for them when it comes to their schoolwork.


  • Get everyone to bed on time


It’s easy to get off a normal sleep schedule when students are out of school for the summer. But it’s important to get back into a routine that prioritizes rest. On average, students need this much sleep:


3 to 5 years old 10 – 13 hrs.
6 to 13 years old 9 – 11 hrs.
14 to 17 years old 8 – 10 hrs.



  • Make healthy meals


There are multiple studies that prove that when students eat healthy and balanced meals, that they do better in school. Make sure that your children are eating healthy and protein packed breakfasts that give them energy to get through their day! Check back to our blog next week for a list of healthy energy boosting foods!


  • Get a check up


Start the school year off knowing that your child is as healthy as can be! Our urgent care centers provide primary care services as well, and there are no appointments necessary! Walk in any center, and our providers will make sure that your child is taken care of!

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