Back to School Tips, part II: Getting ready for a busy fall schedule

Getting ready for a new school year can take some adjusting, especially as activities and sports practices begin in full force. Here are 3 tips to keep in mind during this time.

1. Maintain proper hydration and nutrition
Make sure your child is prepared to stay hydrated and nourished from the end of the school day through the end of practice sessions. Cooler weather doesn’t mean he/she should be drinking less water.

2. Start new activities off on the right foot
The first few practices will be very busy. Let your child start his/her new activity before meeting with coaches and instructors. This will allow coaches to know your child and get the program underway. In the meantime, just ask your child how practices are going.

3. Be prepared and seek resources
If your child is very active, look into a physician who specializes in children’s sports, so that if your child gets injured, you’ll be able to contact someone with the right expertise.

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