The Best Tips for Kids Starting Back to School or Daycare

Written by: Laura Hunter, LPN & Jennifer Walker, RN, BSN



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The start of the new school year is an exciting time for kids and parents alike, but that excitement can quickly be overshadowed by the chaotic transition back to routine activities like daycare drop-offs and homework help. If you’re a mom struggling to adjust and wondering how to make this transition smoother for both yourself and your little ones, then look no further - we’ve put together all the best tips for getting ready for back-to-school/daycare season with confidence.

From managing multiple schedules at once to handling picky eaters during snack time, these strategies will make it easier!

Whether you're getting your kids up and ready for the day, embarking on your homeschooling adventure together, or providing enthusiastic support from the drop-off line, we see and appreciate everything you're doing. Keep up the fantastic work!

Here at Moms on Call, we support ALL parents. So, pat yourself on the back, have an extra cup of coffee (or at least a hot one! HA), and give yourself a break!

Here are some fantastic back-to-school tips to help you power through your day, regardless of what it may hold!

  • Plan a routine and stay consistent (as much as we can)
    • Whether heading back to school and work or doing it from home, our days can feel more put together with a schedule in place. Check out our typical days in our books for newborns, babies, and toddlers. 
    • With older kids, set a schedule that works best with their school day and any after-school activity (including set outdoor times!)
    • LET THE ENERGY FLOW. Getting out some energy can relieve any cooped-up feelings for our little ones.
  • Prioritize your well-being!
    • Part of keeping healthy is taking care of yourself and your well-being.
    • So, if your days are full of running here to there, getting kiddos dropped off, and off to work, you go, set aside time for just you! Maybe it's 15 minutes of a quiet coffee or painting your nails on break in your car.
    • If you're busy running from one end of the house to the other or sitting with your child to understand the lesson, spend an extra ten minutes in the bath after bedtime or wake up early for an early morning sit on the porch!

As you can see, there's much to consider when getting back into the swing of going to school or daycare with your toddler or child. Taking time and laying out what works best for you and your family is essential for success. Go slowly, focus on setting up routines, practice patience, and get help where needed.

Ultimately, these strategies will help you ensure the transition goes smoothly for both sides. Need more information? Visit our knowledge center and find helpful tips from experienced moms like yourself. And don't forget to shop the Moms on Call resources to ease the burden.

With these tips in mind, we hope that you make this back-to-school transition smoother than ever before. You've got this!

Need more support with back to school or starting daycare?

With each and every  Moms on Call   Consulting experience, we have one goal in mind— to equip you with the confidence you need to become the best parent possible for your child. We are proud to partner with certified consultants who are uniquely trained to work with families and utilize the Moms on Call philosophy. All consultants are licensed nurses with pediatric experience who have used Moms on Call within their own homes. 

Co-Founders of Moms on Call

Laura Hunter, LPN and Jennifer Walker, RN, BSN

Co-Founders of Moms on Call, Pediatric Nurses and Moms to 8 kids between them, Laura Hunter and Jennifer Walker created Moms on Call to simplify parenting. Through their books, online courses, podcast and content, they help parents everywhere navigate the first four years with confidence and better sleep.

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