TEARS BEFORE BEDTIME & BACK-TO-SCHOOL BLUES: Simple Strategies to Get Out the Door Faster, Less Frazzled & Smiling!
Posted by: Sue Atkins
In this episode:
- TEARS BEFORE BEDTIME & BACK-TO-SCHOOL BLUES: Simple Strategies to Get Out the Door Faster, Less Frazzled & Smiling!
- As Dan Walker embraces the Sequins of ‘Strictly’ because his children begged him to! What have your kids encouraged you to try?
- Would you spend £2,000 on designer gear for the new academic year?
- Sue Atkins in Conversation with Herman Stewart from ‘Every Child Needs a Mentor’
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As Dan Walker embraces the Sequins of ‘Strictly’ because his children begged him to!
What have your kids encouraged you to try?
Mum spent £2,000 on son, 10, who refuses to wear anything other than designer clothes
I was on BBC RADIO Suffolk. –
The new school year can cause a lot of stress in households across the country.
From the cost of uniform, to organising packed lunches and who will pick up and take the kids to class, there’s quite a lot to think about.
But Doris Russell’s biggest problem is whether her son Charlie, 10, will consider his clothes fashionable enough to wear in front of his mates.
Doris, 39, a foster carer and mum of two, has spent almost £2,000 on designer gear for the new academic year including Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein.
Heading Back-to-school is always tough on kids after a summer of fun, but new research from Silentnight Healthy Growth bedding has found parents will battle bedtime blues during the start of a new academic year too.
A third of the parents surveyed by the bedding brand said that later evenings playing on smartphones and tablets are the key culprit when it comes to kids struggling with the return of a routine. And another third said that wanting to continue playing with summer toys during lighter nights also prevents a successful pre-school bedtime.
The data also shows that once school returns, 43% of parents will struggle to unwind each evening during the first academic term and 51% report that their stress levels will rise significantly, with one in five mums and dads admitting to being close to tears one to three times per week due to frustrations around getting back into a school week routine.
My Tips for Back to School Bedtimes
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