The countdown for school has begun. There are lots of ways to build excitement about the coming school year. Your enthusiasm will influence your child’s attitude. Take your child shopping for their back to school supplies and clothes and let them pick out some of their items. Choose some fun snacks and drinks for their lunches. If you have younger children begin marking down the days. If your child has been staying up later begin adjusting their sleep schedules now. Taking the opportunity, if possible, to spend a day going on a field trip or making a special memory together would be a great way to end the summer break. Don’t forget, if you haven’t visited your pediatrician for your child’s check-up make your appointment now. Have a Great School Year!