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Going back to school can be an exciting time but it’s also a difficult transition. My daughter will be starting middle school this year and it will be a big change for her. That is why it’s so important to get them motivated to start the new year. Here are some tips to get your kids excited about going back to school and help them build their self-esteem so they are ready to make their new school year a success socially and academically!
Get them involved. Every year my kids look forward to shopping for their Back-to-School clothes. This year we went to JCPenney and we all loved the bold colors and exciting patterns available for both boys and girls. Both of my kids picked their own clothes and loved everything they got and now they are super excited about starting the new year because they feel empowered and great about how they look.
Let them express their personality. My kids could not be more different; my daughter loves animals and adventure, while my son loves math and is a bit of a class clown. At JCPenney we were able to find clothes that really fit their personalities and let them express themselves. My daughter went for the bright colors and fun designs and also found a few t-shirts with cute animals like this Arizona graphic tee with the fun owl design which she paired with bright colored Arizona Bermuda shorts. She also loved the flip sequin tunics, they are bright and stylish and she loves that you can flip the sequins to change the color of the designs. She got one with a unicorn but we might have to get another one as it is her favorite shirt now.
My son who is a bit of the class clown chose bold and smart graphic tees which he paired with black shorts; these also look great with your favorite denim.
Help them get prepared. Kids can lose some of the knowledge gained during the summer. That is why my kids read every day during the summer. We have focused on books that also talk about life at school and portray kids their age going overcoming challengers. My daughter will be starting middle school and it will be a big transition from elementary.
Reading during the summer not only ensures that she improves her reading skills reading stories about teen and tween girls also helps her familiarize herself with new situations that she may encounter in middle school.
My son who is into technology has been learning about coding during the summer with some new apps we got him. Not only is he having fun doing it but this is also preparing him for success at school and boosting his self-confidence.
Personalize their school gear. We got some really fun and affordable backpacks at JCPenney. To really make the backpacks their own we added some personal touches. We added some of my daughter’s medals she won last year for doing an amazing job in science and math to her backpack. This not only gives the backpack a very personal touch and makes it unique but it also reminds her of her accomplishments and boosts her self-esteem.
JCPenney is the one-stop destination for all of our back-to-school needs. We always find on-trend styles that are priced to buy and that my kids love. We have been buying Arizona denim and Arizona shorts for the kids for a while and they last the entire year until they outgrow them without fading or tearing and the prices are always a great value.