The wonderful days of summer are coming to a close and a new school year will begin for Tampa FL area students. Adjusting to the new school days can be difficult for kids; especially waking up at 6:30 am! Add in managing the school day with lovingly prepacked lunches, activities, school work and household chores...can be daunting.  Here are a few tips to help students and parents start adjusting to their new school-year schedules.


  • Start practicing the school wake up and bedtime schedules now, before the year begins.
  • Establish your rules for the school year;  homework hours, friend get-togethers, computer time allowed and more.
  • Create a family calendar for activities, school events and family obligations.  Color code for multiple children.
  • Purchase all your school supplies and clothing necessary for the start of the year.
  • Organize bedrooms, clothing and study areas.
  • Visit the school and meet your childrens teachers.  This reduces stress for both parents and kids.
  • Plan out your lunch schedules in advance and shop accordingly.
  • Define your expectations for the school year to eliminate surprises and added stress for all.


The Sper Group wishes all students a wonderful & successful school year!