Ahh, the smell of notebook paper and freshly-sharpened pencils is in the air. That can only mean one thing: It’s back to school time! Get your family’s school year started off on the right foot (or skate) with these tips.
Back to School Tips for Families in 2021
It’s always bittersweet to bid adieu to the lazy days of summer, but heading back to school has its own undeniable appeal. Kids are excited to be reunited with their friends and to meet new classmates and teachers, fall sports are back in the mix, and all sorts of fun extracurriculars make the season fly by. Of course, it can also be a little stressful for kids and parents, so here are a few back to school tips to help your family adjust to the school year with top marks.
Get Back On A Schedule
One of the most important things you can do for your health and happiness at any age is to get enough sleep. (Easier said than done for parents, undoubtedly.) That means it’s essential to get your family on a schedule that works for everyone, from babies and little kids to teens to parents. Life happens, so don’t feel bad if you fall off the schedule once in a while. Just keep tweaking until you find the right fit for your family. These are some great tips for creating and sticking to a family schedule.
Stay (Or Get) Active
It’s easy to be active in the summer, but the demands of school and work during the fall can lead to a more sedentary lifestyle. Combat the couch-potato-appeal by finding fun ways to move for you and your kids. One of the reasons we’re so passionate about roller skating is that it really is an incredible way to stay fit, and unlike high-impact forms of exercise, roller skating can be a healthy activity from childhood to senior citizen years.
One hour of skating burns up to 600 calories, giving you an aerobic workout while also strengthening the calves, glutes, quads, arms, and abs. Of course, exercise only helps you if you actually do it regularly. Fortunately skating is so fun, it feels more like a party than a workout! Whatever type of activity you do, staying active will help you and your kids sleep better and feel more energetic, so you can give it your all in the office or the classroom.
Make Time for Family Activities
Another challenge many families face during the fall is lack of quality time together. Hectic schedules, homework, and never-ending to-do lists can get the best of anyone, and before you know it, you and your loved ones are like ships passing in the night. Keep those relationships strong by carving out time for rest and relaxation together. It will not only help you keep your stress levels down, but also makes space for you to create important family memories that you’ll always cherish. Join us at Skate Moore for family-friendly fun in OKC during our public roller skating sessions, and get the academic year rolling on the right skate!