Beat the Back-to-School Blues

Can you believe that summer vacation is already over? It’s amazing how quickly the time can pass. If you’ve got school-age children at home, then you may be dealing with a serious case of back-to-school blues. But don’t worry! Here in North County San Diego, we’ve got plenty of ways to beat those school time blues. Take a look at some of our favorites to take the edge off those first few weeks of the new school year.

Stock up on awesome supplies

While nobody looks forward to long nights of homework, it can be a little easier if you’ve got some great school supplies. Five Below is a great place to score awesome backpacks, pens, notebooks, locker accessories, and other goodies that your kids will love. And since everything in the store is $5 or less, you won’t spend a fortune. Check out their location in Oceanside, or shop online and have it delivered right to your door.

Set goals for the school year

You can’t achieve your goals if you don’t know what they are. Sit down with your kids and talk with them about setting goals for the school year. This could include joining a new club, volunteering with a charity, learning a new skill, or even making new friends. North County San Diego schools are some of the best in the state. They all offer a wide range of extracurricular activities for kids to enjoy. Check out your school’s website to find out what kinds of programs they offer.

Get to know your neighbors

If you’re new to North County San Diego, then it can be even more overwhelming to start the new school year. It can be tough for kids to settle in at a new school and get into the swing of things. Help take the edge off by introducing yourself to your new neighbors – especially those who may have kids around the same age. Knowing that there will be a familiar face or two at school can help ease the anxiety for many kids.

Plan something fun

Finally, one of the best ways to beat the back-to-school blues is to plan something fun to do at the end of the first week. Having something to look forward to can help everyone get through those stressful first days. Take the whole family for a day of fun at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad. Check out all the wild animals at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido. And for those who are ready to face their fears, try a class at Trapeze High in Escondido. Come Monday morning, school will feel like a breeze compared to a spin on the flying trapeze!

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