5 Life lessons To get the School Year off Right

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It’s hard to believe that we are already packing up bags and headed back to a regular school routine! As classes get back into full swing, we wanted to share five life lessons to help kids get off to a smooth transition back to school.

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  1. Find and Treasure Time: Make time for activities that bring you joy when the work gets overwhelming. Whether that’s coloring some of our new puzzles, reading, or playing legos, spending twenty minutes doing something that brings your child happiness each day can help relieve otherwise chronic stress. thumb_IMG_5761_1024
  2. Patience is key: In our ever evolving world, kids are used to instant gratification by the quick response of technology.  Keeping a good book tucked away in your kids backpack gives them a fun and educational activity to keep them occupied and engaged when having to be patient. piggy bank
  3. A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned: Teaching kids to save their hard earned money helps them to make smarter financial decisions when they get older! Melissa & Doug has a useful “Decorate Your Own Piggy Bank.” to help you do just that. Not only is this product a fun art project, but it’s the perfect spring board to talk to your child about the importance of saving money.thumb_IMG_5760_1024
  4. Cultivating Creativity: Problem solving is an essential skill that will help children grow into productive and creative adults.  Help your child explore their imagination and creativity with some arts and crafts, play kitchen set, or outdoor toys. This month Melissa & Doug’s Sunny Patch line is 30% off at Duck Worth Wearing. Offer ends August 31st, 2016.
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5. It’s Okay to be You: It’s easy when in the school atmosphere to feel the pressure to be just like everybody else. Encourage your child’s personality by helping them confidently make choices that express their individual giftedness while also making sure they are kind to those who show up to school who may also be as wonderfully unique as they are. Whether that’s through a funky pair of leggings, some socks with a taco print, or a shirt sporting a dinosaur. Perhaps picking up a card craft kit to make another child’s first day easier might help to encourage friendship. There are a lot of ways to be yourself, show kindness, and encourage the gift of individuality.

There are a lot of great tips for getting the school year off to a good start, but because we know how busy this time of year is we wanted to share our simple and important five. Stop in and we’ll help you find all the goodies and more featured above. Have a great start to your back to school adventure!

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