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6 Tips to Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

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School will be starting before we know it. Though I am looking forward to it in a way, I’m also a bit sad that summer holidays are coming to a close. Bridget is going into grade 8 and it will be her last year in elementary school. Olivia, my oldest, is heading off to Southern Ontario to attend university. I’m excited for her, but I also have a pit of worry in my stomach. I’m not sure how I’ll be on the day she leaves. To be honest, I’m dreading it and trying to not think about it too much.

My goal right now is to enjoy the last few weeks of summer vacation and make the most of that time with my family. Today, I’m sharing some tips on getting your kids ready for school without cutting short the summer fun.

6 Tips to Enjoy the Last Days of Summer - Get your little ones ready for school without cutting short the summer fun.

1. Set your clocks earlier for more fun. The week before the kids go back to school, gradually start to implement new routines and timings for waking up and going to bed. My girls are night owls so I know I’ll get some grumbles when I try to get them out of bed hours earlier. Turn it around by planning for some early morning family fun. Maybe start the day with a hike in the park or a game of baseball in the backyard.

2. Don’t let seasonal allergies get in the way. ‘Tis the season for those pesky seasonal allergies to flare up. Thanks ragweed. Most kids don’t like taking their medicine. Try AERIUS Kids® or Claritin® Kids to relieve allergy symptoms in a great-tasting syrup. Both offer 24-hour non-drowsy relief so kids can still function normally at home and at school.

3. Visit your kids’ school. If your kids are nervous about going back to school, take some time to go there before school starts to help put their worries at ease. Start a conversation about all the fun things that will happen when they go back like seeing friends or playing sports.

4. Plan a special activity. Set aside time to have enjoy your kids’ favourite activity for one last summer adventure. It can be something simple like camping in the backyard or spending a day at the beach. It’s a great opportunity to make more summer memories.

5. Treat nasal cold symptoms. If a summer cold has made its way into your home, there are things you can do so it won’t affect the last few days of vacation. Try hydraSense® has a solution just for young children to clear nasal passages without medications or chemical additives. It’s made with 100% naturally-sourced seawater that is clinically proven to reduce and relieve nasal congestion and nasal cold symptoms.

6. Make a list of all the reasons to look forward to school and talk about about all the fun you’ve had this summer. Taking a look back and looking ahead will help kids get excited for new school adventures and remind them of all the great things they’ve done during their time off.

Do you have any tips to share on how to make the transition to school easier?

You might also like this post about summer jobs for teens.

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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