Back to School Tips
It's the first week back to school and those lazy Summer days are a long gone, barely a memory at this stage! Stressful mornings are on the way, school runs, forgotten lunches and running around like a mad thing. Getting back into the swing of things isn't going to be easy but don't get down, we have some tips to not only survive and conquer but to make sure those little darlings keep going for the whole of the school year.
Make a chart
For the little ones, make getting ready for school a fun activity for them. Create a picture chart that outlines all of the tasks you expect them to do before it is time to leave for school. This list should include Brushing your Teeth, Shoes and Jacket, Lunch and Bag etc. When each task is completed, your child can stick a smiley face next to the task.
You can put your own spin on the chart if you want to get creative: make the chart into a race track where each child must race to the 'Finish Line'. Hang the chart in an easily accessible area, like the kitchen or the hallway, so that you can keep an eye on their progress without shouting the house down! This type of chart will make the morning routine fun and quick for both you and your kids and can also translate into an after school routine checklist
Why not freeze some dinners, try making up big batches at the weekend or making bigger portions to freeze. If the stress does end up getting to you when school starts, then cooking dinner will be one chore you can check of your list of things to do! Try to freeze dinners that are easily reheated, like Lasagne or Shepherd's Pie.
Stock up on lunch fillers
Plan your child's lunches for the week ahead of time and stock your fridge accordingly! You don't need the stress of running out of their favourites mid week and being forced to run to the shops again.
Supplements to support
Some of our favourite products for kids heading back into school are Eskimo 3 Omegas, Vitamin D, and Revive Active Junior and Teen Revive.
Essential Fatty Acids - Omega 3,6,9
Omega Oils are extremely important for a child’s development especially brain function, vision, and immunity. Most young people don’t eat enough oily fish or plant based foods such as nuts & seeds to get enough of these important omega oils. We cannot make these omega oils ourselves so they must be provided either through food and if not, in a good quality supplement.
For the under 12’s, Eskimo 3 Kids contains omega 3,6,9 essential fatty acids and is high in DHA, needed for brain development, supporting immunity, mood, and normal bone development. The oil is suitable for children 1–12 years old and can be enjoyed straight from the spoon, or you can add it to your favourite food or smoothie for an omega-3 boost. It comes in two flavours Tutti Frutti and Orange flavour.
For the teenagers Eskimo Brainsharp is a great one to help support brain function heading into those exam years. Eskimo 3 Brainsharp also contains omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids. Available in small easy to swallow capsules or unflavoured liquid.
Support their diet with a good multivitamin, Revive Junior is suitable for 4 to 12 year olds or Revive Teen for ages 13 to 18. Both products contain a mix of nutrients including Wellmune® a Beta Glucan that supports the immune system.
This comprehensive formulation supports your child’s immune system, bones, cognitive function, mental performance, and heart. I love that you only have to give it on the school days, you have the weekend off. It has no flavour which is great because you can literally mix it into anything and they won't even know it is there! For example, yoghurt, juice, cereal, or milk.
Give them extra support this Winter to keep the colds and flu at bay with Better You Sprays. There is a whole range to help support their immune system and wellbeing. Check them out here. These sprays are so easy to take, no tablets to swallow and they are highly absorbable.
At the end of the day all you can do is your best. Support them, love them, cuddle them before they get too big for cuddles. Nourish and support their dreams and aspirations. They get big way to fast.