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3 Superstar Tips for Starting the School Year Off Right

By: Amy Mascott

School starts in Kanawha County on Monday, August 20, 2018.

Another summer in our rear-view mirror. Where did that go so quickly.

As we prepare, here are 3 good tips from Scholastic for your 6-10 year olds.

Life moves quickly during the school year. It's busy. It doesn't slow down, and there's no rest for the weary. So before we start this wild ride, it's worth mentioning that as families, we really should set the stage for school year success from day one. And we can. Here are three superstar tips for starting the school year off right. Three tips that will hopefully guide your family into good habits which will lead to strong students and happy parents. 1. Find a place for everything.

From the time kids leave the house in the morning until the time they rest their tired little heads on their pillows, they need to know where every single shoe, lunchbox, backpack, and school paper belongs. Find and clearly label "homes" for each item, and reinforce from the outset that each child is responsible for putting everything in its place. If, when kids come home, they place their coats, hats, and shoes in the same place and hang their backpacks on the very same hook and place their lunchboxes on the very same countertop, the likelihood of anything being lost lessens. And goodness knows that not being able to locate one of these items on a school morning means chaos. Especially if you're running late (which we usually are). 2. Form school-happy habits.

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