Back to School Jitters: Tips To Help Your Favorite Little Student

With the new school year just around the corner, you and your kids are probably feeling growing anxiety over getting back to school -- the morning rush, the homework, the quicker pace of life. The busier lifestyle, along with the new changes that ‘back to school’ time brings from new teachers, new classmates, and new material can all lead to increased stress. Here’s what you can do to relieve back to school stress in your kids.

Get Enough Exercise

Taking care of your body through exercise can keep you and your family in better shape, which means higher energy levels, lower stress, and, most likely, a stronger bond. Play with your kids, make time to be active as a family, and be sure to incorporate healthy habits into your daily life.

Here is a great collection of yoga videos to do with your kids when you sense the back to school stress starting to set in.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

It's no secret that poor nutrition can bring on stress. Be sure to feed yourself and your family a healthy breakfast (even when your mornings are busy) and a healthy dinner. Get your student off on the right foot by implementing healthy eating habits before the school year begins. They will already be in the rhythm of healthy nutrition which will make getting back in the swing of school stress a little easier. Their bodies will thank you for it, and you'll all feel less stressed as well.

Check out these quick and simple meals that you can prepare at home in a flash.

And if you are short on time try Stephanie O’Dea’s slow cooking 101 series and take control over your kitchen.