*Disclaimer - This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Excedrin® and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
The start of the new school year may or may not have come with it's own headaches. Did you get all the supplies your child wanted, I couldn't find a Minion notebook last-minute for my son, or did you get the teacher you or your child hoped for?
In in a recent survey by the makers of Excedrin®, 69% of parents said that they were excited for their child's first day of school. Interestingly enough, 44% of parents also say they expect to get a headache during the back to school season! I know that I expect to be part of that 44%, what about you?
Headaches have become a regular occurrence in my average day. With 3 kids to keep up with and life's little surprises in there too, I have to take a pain reliever at the first sign of pain. I just can't afford to let a headache or migraine keep me from my day.
Since my son is in Kindergarten this year I am trying to set some habits to cut-down on the Back to School headaches. First, I bought him a special folder for all the important papers from his teacher to go into. We open up his backpack and take a peek in the folder everyday after school. I also have him sit down and talk to me about his day right when he gets home. Over a snack we are communicating about what happened and if anything is coming up. My husband and I have also kept the lines of communication open with my son's teacher and principal about his medical issues. I am trying to be proactive from the start to hopefully avoid too many unnecessary frustration or problems.
Of course, I know I am not immune to something going wrong this year. For those times at least I can grab some Excedrin.
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