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Text a Doctor for Back to School Advice

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Is it Over Already?

Here’s how you know your dog days of summer are winding down; Target and Office Depot are now running their commercials for all your back to school necessities ad nauseum, your child’s restlessness has reached the point of no return and you can’t help but notice September is only a few days away.

Adjusting to a new school schedule for parents and children alike can be a difficult transition if you aren’t equipped with the right information. Fortunately, you can text a doctor anytime you need a few tips for battling germs, illness and moody mondays. In the meantime, our doctors have put together a few tips to get you started!

Tip 1:  School Bedtimes are Not Negotiable!

Yes, we know that summertime bedtime was a little more laxed; but during school weeks, your child needs to be asleep and the earlier the better. Children, unlike their parents, are still growing and developing physically and mentally, which means they need their rest. A fun way to aid in this transition could be as simple as reading a few extra books at bedtime or having dinner a little bit earlier. Sticking with a schedule can be daunting at first, but if it’s a priority for you, it will be for them as well.

Tip 2: Wash those hands! (Yours Too!)

It’s not an uncommon fact that every year our children will come down with something they got at school. A majority of these illnesses are spread and contracted through the passing of objects and the touching of the face. Teaching your children to wash their hands before every meal at home makes great practice for when they’re away at school. If your child still picks up a bug, remember, you can always text a doctor with First Opinion.

Tip 3: Eat Breakfast! Eat Lunch! Eat! Eat! Eat!

Having a balanced and nutritious breakfast before school is advantageous for your child’s development and learning stamina. Your breakfast doesn’t have to be huge, it can be something as simple as a homemade smoothie, a hot bowl of oatmeal with fruit or an omelette. The key is to eat real food and abstain from sugary snacks. Your children need quality nutrients all day long. Text a doctor for more information on healthy options for all your child’s meals.

Any Questions?

These are just a few steps you can take to make you and your child’s transition back to school a little bit easier. Text a doctor at First Opinion any time for quick, quality responses to all of your back to school questions and concerns.

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