As we are all frantically trying to squeeze in last minute summer vacations and day trips to the beach before the end of summer, take a breath and think about how you are helping to get your kids ready for the school year. This may be the first year of school for your little one or the 6th, but in any case, there will be a big transition coming up in September. Take some time to think about what your child’s teacher told you at the end of last year and what they wanted you to help your child work on over the summer. Think about re-establishing some good healthy routines like bed times and morning schedules now, so that when school starts, they will already be in the swing of things. Start some conversations about what your child expects and what they may want to accomplish in the upcoming academic year. For those parents who will be sending their child to school, here is a great article that will help prepare your expectations and give you some great advice on how to help your children get ready for school. School Ready Our advice to parents is to be good listeners to both your children and the teachers you will be working with. Remember that we are all on the same team and that change is a healthy part of parenting and growing!