Transitions of any type can be stressful for many kids with learning and attention issues. Going back to school after the long summer break can be an especially difficult change. One of the best ways to ease the transition is to get back to set schedules and routines. Having that structure is also a good way to help kids with time management issues and ADHD stay on track. “We see more issues in the morning when pressed for time and don’t really have an opportunity to redirect our son’s attention. How can I turn this morning routine around?” —A parent from the Understood community This week, Start School Strong is all about getting back on track for the start of school. We have tips and tools to help with everything from making mornings easier to calming first-day jitters. Check out the highlights here. (And don’t forget to join our community conversation to see what parents are saying about kick-starting school routines!) Monday What to Read: The Best Way to Ease the Back-to-School Transition What to Do: Explore Parenting Coach for expert tips on helping your child manage transitions. Tuesday What to Read: 8 Steps to Get Your Tween or Teen on a Healthy Sleep Schedule What to Do: Join a webinar with a school principal about common back-to-school mistakes and how to avoid them. Wednesday What to Read: 8 Ways to Make Mornings Easier What to Do: Download our sample picture schedules and visual planners. Thursday What to Read: Third-Grade Boot Camp: Preparing Your Child for Fourth Grade What to Do: Watch our video chat with an expert on managing school transitions. Friday What to Read: How Can I Help My Child With ADHD Make the Adjustment to Middle School? What to Do: Download our checklist of what to look for when observing your child’s behavior as your child heads back to school. Saturday What to Read: 6 Benefits of Afterschool Programs What to Do: Join a Facebook chat to get expert advice on starting extracurricular activities for kids with learning and attention issues. Sunday What to Read: Tips for Calming First-Day Jitters in Different Grades What to Do: Get a leg up on the new school year by downloading our contact list for who to call at your child’s school. Next week’s focus will be communication—with the teacher and with your child. We’ll share ideas for starting a dialogue with your child’s new teachers. We’ll also share tips on what to say—and not to say—to your child about school. Learn more about what’s coming up for Start School Strong.