Although the majority of children are still very much enjoying their summer holidays, you may want to consider the following: In order to prevent a ‘mini-jetlag’ during the first ever so exciting and important day (and week) of the new school year, you may want to start working towards your kids’ regular bedtimes a week prior to this day (even when they say “I’m not tiiiired yet!!”). Having them go to bed 10-15 minutes earlier each night for a week will make all the difference! Should they be sleeping in, this would be the perfect time to have them start using their alarm clocks again and/or start waking them up earlier. P.S. Apologies to the Dutch kids and parents in the Amsterdam region.. Next year, this will be posted a week earlier!