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35 Back-to-School Tips from Our Readers

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It’s back-to-school time again—a time of filled with school supplies, new schedules and excitement.  We recently asked our readers to share their best back-to-school advice, and we received great feedback from our readers across the metro. 

Here are tips from 35 of them:

  • Lori G., Oklahoma City — Go in happy and make new friends.
  • Marie K., Tinker AFB — Have a specific place to put the backpack when they get home from school every day.
  • Kelley C., Newalla — Drive them to school the first day!
  • Jennifer C., Warr Acres — Make it fun!
  • Regina B., Oklahoma City — Plan ahead, be prepared, and be flexible!!!
  • Katherine B., Newcastle — Get your kids excited. Make it special.
  • Joy H., Edmond — Start bedtime and wake-up routines a week or so early to help avoid chaos the first week of school.
  • Shena P., Oklahoma City — Staying organized BEFORE and DURING the school year/semester!
  • Elizabeth S., Bethany — Make sure to take your little ones to meet their teachers before the first day.
  • Theresa S., Mena — Breathe, just breathe!
  • Donna M., Oklahoma City — Stock up on lots of paper and crayons.
  • Tamara F., Newalla — Get plenty of sleep!
  • Brigitte F., Oklahoma city — Buy at least four times the supplies listed! Your child will need them throughout the year!
  • Cathy W., Midwest City — Iron clothes and get them ready at night for time saver.
  • Angie K., Oklahoma City — Buy supplies on sale not when you need them!
  • Rebecca D., Oklahoma City — Thrift Stores can not only be a great place to get a great deal, but also help a good cause!
  • Debbie V., Oklahoma City — Talk to your kids about what they are most excited about and set goals!
  • Jamie M., Mustang — Study hard, play harder.
  • Iisha B., Midwest City — Shop the ads for the best prices on school supplies.
  • Anna C., Norman — We start a morning routine about a week before school starts to help with the transition from summer.
  • Railyn P., Tinker AFB — Learn everything you can today—tomorrow is not promised.
  • Kacy O., Noble — Make sure to get a lot of sleep.
  • Dianna S., Edmond — Send sweet little notes in your child’s lunchbox.
  • Carol G., Edmond — Start the "get out of the house" routine early.
  • Paula B., Mangum — To have a great start to your day, have everything ready the night before.
  • Christel W., Norman — Get enough sleep!
  • Tiffany R., Oklahoma City — Eat breakfast.
  • Aubree M., Oklahoma City — Sleep!
  • Jacqueline M Oklahoma city — Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
  • Sandi T., Midwest City — I donate extra supplies to teachers for kids who come in the middle of the year.
  • virginia V., Norman — Get enough rest and good breakfast.
  • Adrienne B., Yukon — Try to keep a good sleep schedule year-round so it’s not a major adjustment going back to school.
  • Kelli F., Moore — Start trying to get back into the school wake-up routine several weeks before school starts.
  • Kimberly S., Bethany — Don’t talk to strangers.
  • Brandi S., Norman — Get back into bedtime routine.

Have a great school year!

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