Back to school: Last minute first day preps

Posted at 7:57 AM, Sep 05, 2016

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va- It's the eve of the first day of school for Virginia students, and for many parents and kids the anticipation and excitement is at an all time high. But it is important to keep in mind some helpful last minute tips to ensure that your child is ready to have a successful first day back at school.

Experts say on the eve of the first day of school, it's important to sit down and have a conversation with your kids about the routine for tomorrow. This includes making sure they know where their classrooms are, their teachers name, and what time class will start.

It could also be beneficial to make a list. Have your child talk about three things they look forward to on the first day. Also have them open up about their fears so that you can help them ease those nerves.

Experts also suggest having pretty much everything ready the night before the first day of school -- having clothes laid out, lunches packed, backpacks packed, and anything else you need in the morning. This can help cut down on chaos and give parents more time to focus on conversations to ease comfort and make sure kids are heading in confident.