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Tips to get your kids mentally back in the school mode

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While many students are back in the classroom today physically-- their minds could be elsewhere.

Ellington Elementary Principal Anne Cashman says heading back after a long holiday can be tough on kids, and it can be hard to get back into the routine of things.

Cashman says one thing you can do to help get your child back into the swing of things-- set out clothing the night before, as that can help alleviate a lot of stress for your child.

"That can be a huge thing, and a lot of time the first day back they want to wear new Christmas clothes, so and just having that all planned ahead, makes it run a lot more smoothly," said Cashman.

Cashman says setting a bed time every night will also ensure your child gets enough sleep, and also making sure they get a good breakfast will help get their brain jump started and ready to go in the morning.

 

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