PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 22, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Devorah Bitran
is a proud mother of two who places a high value on education. She has earned a number of degrees and has had the ability to study at a number of prestigious educational institutions. This includes Georgetown University and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Now, Bitran is speaking out on a new article that offers guidance for parents looking to send their children back to school on a high note.
It is far too common to see children walking through the halls of their school with slumped shoulders, struggling under the weight of their massive backpacks. Since many kids are resistant to using a bag on wheels, it is important to find a way to keep their backpack as light as possible. This may include selecting one that can only hold a limited amount of supplies, thus preventing the student from carrying every book and piece of paper they have with them at all times.
Moms and Dads can also encourage their young student to make frequent stops at their locker throughout the day, thus allowing them to drop off unnecessary textbooks, preventing the backpack from getting too bulky. In addition to this, the backpack should get cleaned out regularly, thus stopping unnecessary clutter from weighing the knapsack down unnecessarily. The backpack should also fit well and be adjusted appropriately, keeping it from sliding off the pupil's shoulders or knocking into the back of their knees as they walk.
Devorah Bitran also encourages parents to invest in a sturdy lunch bag or box. The lunch bag should be insulated, thus keeping keep snacks and drinks cool and safe for consumption. In order to give kids the energy they need to get through the day, parents should consider packing healthy items such as yogurt, fruits, and vegetables. While boys and girls may go crazy over sugary snacks, these items will not provide them with the nutrition they require to focus during a long day of classes.
For lunches that are tasty as they are nutritious, wraps are a good choice. Parents can add the child's favorite deli meats, as well as cheeses and low-fat dressing. To mix up the traditional sandwich, parents can also serve up finger foods like cheese and crackers.
There is no rule that says that a proper school lunch must feature a sandwich. While children should not be deprived of dessert, portion size is important. Parents should pack a few cookies or a small pudding cup instead of overloading pupils with enough sweets to feed their entire class.
Setting limits is important when it comes to back to school shopping. Boys and girls may go crazy scanning the aisles of a store and loading up the shopping cart. However, Moms and Dads should get the pupil exactly what they need, and not feel pressured to go overboard when it comes to making purchases. This includes a sturdy jacket and comfortable clothes for gym.
"Parents should also focus on getting their children into a normal routine when school rolls around again. Kids will have a hard time adjusting to a 6 a.m. wakeup if they've gotten used to going to bed at midnight and getting up at 11 a.m. Slowly easing them back into a normal routine is the best course of action," states Devorah Bitran.
is a real estate developer and property manger who lives and works in the Boston area. She is a mom of two who places a high value on education. Bitran is well educated herself, and has had the opportunity to study at a number of prestigious educational institutions. This includes Georgetown University, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and The Fletcher School.