Don’t send all your kid’s school supplies with them the first day. Many times the glut of school supplies is overwhelming and things are put in a big pile, or lost. Send in the immediate necessities, but hold back some glue sticks, pencils, pens, and paper to help top it up later in the year. Older kids, when faced with a glut of supplies, have a tendency to waste or even destroy them.
You can learn even more ways to get organized and transition from summer to school on our Back-To-School 2013 page.