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In the crazy days of the back-to-school season, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. It is easy to get lost in your never-ending to-do list. Use our 30 Day Back-to-School Challenge as a day-by-day reminder to keep you on track, to keep you engaged, and also to keep you enjoying the little moments in your childs life.

30 Day Back-to-School nge!


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Print off your back to school checklist.

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Label your child's lunchbox and backpack with our printable bag tags. Talk with your child about any rst-day anxieties using our Discuss It: Anxiety printable. Talk with your child about making friends using our Discuss It: Making Friends printable. Help your child write down goals for the new school year. Have a back to school feast. Print out our Back to School Conversation Starters and ask one today. Take a rst-day-of-school photo. Print it and display it.

15. Ask your child what they learned today.

14. Kiss your child good-bye in the morning


and say, "I love you."

13. Make a treat for your child's teacher,


with your child.

12. Ask your child what they like about their


new teacher.

9. Put a surprise treat in your child's lunch. 10. Write your child a special lunchbox note. 11. Introduce yourself to your child's
teacher.

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24. Before your child gets out of the car say,


"It's going to be a great day!" Let your child pick the CD or radio station to listen to in the car on the way to school.

25. Sit down and eat breakfast with your


child.

23. Host a play date for your child. 24. Find your child's school on Facebook

22. Ask your child if they have made any


new friends.

21. Tell your child your favorite memory from


when you were in school.

20. Ask your child, "What was the best thing


about school today?"

18. Pray for your child's success in school. 19. Put your child's after-school activities
on your calendar.

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16. Sit down and have an after school snack


with your child. Prepare a "homework spot" for your child.

and keep updated on school happenings.

30. Pray with your child before bed.

28. Play I Spy on the way to school. 29. Contact your childs teacher and
volunteer.

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1 month before school starts

Back to School
C H E C K L I S T
Sort through the kids fall clothing; donate or hand down what does not t. Sit down with your planner and write in the entire school calendar for all schools attended by your children. Schedule physicals for each child. Check out how to take the sting out of shots.1 See if theres an iMOM Morning2 at your school. If not, its easy to start one! Research and evaluate extracurricular activities for school year

3 weeks before school starts

Purchase backpacks, lunchboxes, and water bottles as needed. Click here3 to see if your state has a Tax-Free Weekend Purchase basic wardrobe necessities for each child as needed. Check progress on summer reading and math packets. Gather your husbands old shirts for art smocks; place in backpacks. Set up an Organization Station in a convenient location near the door in your house. Get one basket or crate for each child; use these baskets for your kids belongings, e.g. books, hat, gloves, sports equipment.

1 week before school starts

Start getting your kids back on their school year bedtime routine. Get your babysitter schedule set up in advance so you have time in your schedule to work out, run errands, have date night with your hubby, and enjoy an occasional well-deserved girls night out! Schedule kids haircuts as needed. Make a favorite foods list for each of your children. Make sure to note what they like best for lunch, snacks, and dinner so that youll remember those foods at the grocery store. Bulk shopping: visit your local big box retailer and stock up on nonperishable basics like juice/milk boxes, napkins, sandwich bags, and snack foods like pretzels. While you re there, stock up on supplies like permanent markers, pencils, pens, tissues, and loose leaf paper.

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3 days before school starts

Plan meals for the rst week of school. Grocery shopping: Be sure to make a list! Make sure your camera is charged and ready for the rst day of school.

1 day before school starts


Pack supplies in backpacks

Prepare lunches and snacks for the rst day of school. Be sure to include iMOM Lunchbox Notes4 !

Lay out clothes for rst day of school Set alarm clocks

First Day of School: Enjoy!


Start First Day Traditions
Take a picture of your kids in the same spot every year. This is a great way to see how your kids have grown. Tell the world! Wrap your front door in butcher paper and let your children help decorate. They will love to see their sign as they head off to school. Stop at your favorite ice cream shop after school. Decorate cookies.

Have a Back to School Feast!

Resources
1. http://bit.ly/sting-out-of-shots 2. http://bit.ly/mommorning 3. http://bit.ly/taxfreewkend 4. http://bit.ly/lunchboxlovenotes

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Anxiety is not fun and, if it gets bad, it doesnt feel good. So what can you do to make it better? Try to RELAX. This acronym will help. Then talk about anxiety with your mom so that she can make you feel better.

Discuss It: Anxiety

R E xplain to mom: L ay out a plan: A pplaud yourself: X -hale, inhale:


emind yourself:

of all the things you are doing that might be making you feel anxiety.

what you are feeling and what might be causing you to feel anxiety.

with your mom, to help you take control of the situation.

whatever the outcome, because you are trying and will eventually succeed.

breathe in slowly and deeply through your nose, and then breathe out slowly through your mouth, 2 to 4 times to RELAX.

Mom: When I was your age, I felt anxiety when _______________________. Child: I feel anxiety when ___________________________________________. Mom: When I am anxious about something, I can usually tell because I
(list symptoms) ________________________________________________________. _______________________________________________________________________.

Child: When I am anxious about something, my body tells me by _______

Mom: When I feel anxiety, it helps me when I _________________________. Child: It would help my anxiety if my mom would _____________________.
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Discuss It:

Making Friends

With a little practice, making friends can be easy. Read it over and then practice with your family.

The Making Friends guide below will help you remember how.

So people will know you are friendly.

So people will know you like them.

So people will know you are interested in them.

So people will know you can be a good friend.

practice making friends with your child.

Role-Play for Mom: Use the Making Friends guide above to Role-Play for Child: Use the Making Friends guide above to Goal Setting: Set a goal to make a certain number of new friends
I will make ___________ new friends each week for a month.

practice making a pretend friend with your mom or sibling.

each week for a month. As you make them, write their names on a piece of paper and post it on your refrigerator.

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We sometimes forget that our children spend up to eight hours a day at school. A lot can happen in eight hours - bad and good. Lunchbox notes are a great way to let your child know that you are thinking about them while they are away.

Lunchbox Notes

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I love you so much


I cant wait for you to come home.

Be A Friend
to someone who needs a friend.

Praying For You


I know you can do it, Sweetie!

to the moon and back!

I Love You

you are my ________________________.

I Am So Thankful

is the best part of my day!

Being With You

I have a suprise for you!

Hurry Home

Tonight we are going to ________________________.


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SURPRISE!

We sometimes forget that our children spend up to eight hours a day at school. A lot can happen in eight hours - bad and good. Lunchbox notes are a great way to let your child know that you are thinking about them while they are away.

Lunchbox Notes

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I am so Proud
of how you studied for your test.

You Are Amazing


I still cant believe you ______________________!

is beary, beary thankful for you!

MOMMY

I cant wait for you to come home.

I Miss You!

After School Today


Lets ________________________.

Today Will Be Hard


Know that I am always thinking about you!

You Are DINO-MITE!

is for the sweetest _______________ Iknow - YOU.

This Sweet Treat

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We sometimes forget that our children spend up to eight hours a day at school. A lot can happen in eight hours - bad and good. Lunchbox notes are a great way to let your child know that you are thinking about them while they are away.

Lunchbox Notes

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ry

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We sometimes forget that our children spend up to eight hours a day at school. A lot can happen in eight hours - bad and good. Lunchbox notes are a great way to let your child know that you are thinking about them while they are away.

Lunchbox Notes

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We sometimes forget that our children spend up to eight hours a day at school. A lot can happen in eight hours - bad and good. Lunchbox notes are a great way to let your child know that you are thinking about them while they are away.

Lunchbox Notes

E TE N

Dont Be Stressed
Do Your Best!

You Are Awesome


In Every Way!

I Believe In You
You Can Do It!

Never Stop
Being You!

_________________________ Today!

You Look So

How Did You Get So


_______________________?

Encourage Someone
...and you will be encouraged yourself.

Tonight we are going to ________________________

SURPRISE!

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We sometimes forget that our children spend up to eight hours a day at school. A lot can happen in eight hours - bad and good. Lunchbox notes are a great way to let your child know that you are thinking about them while they are away.

Lunchbox Notes

E TE N

This is a Big Day for You!


I am so proud of all you have done!

Did I Ever Tell You


how ____________________ I think you are?

I Am So Proud
of the person you have beome!

and will pray for you all day.

I Love You

You Are The Best

_________________________, ever!

Stressed Backwards = DESSERT


This Ones For You!

Pray, Prepare, Practice


...with patience, youll get there!

unbelievably, incredibly, amazingly talented!

You Are. . .

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We sometimes forget that our children spend up to eight hours a day at school. A lot can happen in eight hours - bad and good. Lunchbox notes are a great way to let your child know that you are thinking about them while they are away.

Lunchbox Notes

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