FOX 11 parenting contributor on heading back to school

- Summer is winding down and back-to-school is only a few weeks away.

LAUSD starts on August 16. Yikes! 

Heading back-to-school can be a tough transition. Gone are the lazy days of summer and back to the grind and routine. But with still a few weeks out, it is possible to ease into the new school year. 

Our Fox 11 Parenting Contributor and former teacher Donna Tetreault gathered lots of great information from teachers, parents and doctors to help set-up your kids for success!

Back to school tips:

-Keep 'Teacher Talk' Positive: parent, teacher and student = TEAM

-Homework Spot- ask your child to organize their own space. Organization is a life skill.

-Connect with School Friends: help your child re-connect to feel excited and energized to begin school. Happy kids perform better at school.

-Avoid Last Minute Cramming

-20/20/20 Rule for eye health (computer): every 20 minutes look away from the computer, 20 feet ahead, for 20 seconds.

-Get back on a sleep routine (doctors recommend 10-11 hours of sleep for school aged kids)

-Ease anxiety: Talk to your kids about anything of concern as they begin the new school year

You can find Donna Tetreault atDonnaTetreault.comFacebook and Twitter @donnatetreault.

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