Today’s Parenting Tip:
This Parenting Tip is a reminder about things you can do to help your child get a good start at school this year.
Having your breakfast, lunch, and after-school snack planned ahead of time can make the day run much more smoothly.
- For breakfast, choose things that don’t require too much effort – things that can be frozen ahead and thawed out overnight or microwaved in the morning. (An egg can be fried solid (no liquid yolk), refrigerated and turned into an egg sandwich in the morning. Fast food restaurants do it all the time.)
- Agree on what will go with the child for lunch. Food or money? If food, what food? Come to an agreement about what the child will eat. Give choices while planning, but not too many choices.
- Have after-school snacks ready. For a young child, make it something immediate without much preparation. If you won’t be at home, make sure things are available and that everybody knows (child and caretaker) what foods are allowed.
Read more about back-to-school: Lessons Learned about Back-to-School.
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