Back to school is the perennial Fall topic that is well worth the attention it gets.
The new school year is the childhood New Year with all the pristine hopes and excitement adults often bring to their January 1 celebrations and resolutions. Children are at their best in the fall, open and ripe for new routine and skills. With a little forethought and timing, children and families can find a new flow and structure for family harmony. I usually emphasize sleep and morning routines as foundational in the childhood New Year.