Back-to-School Preparations

Going back to school cements a mixture of emotions at the best of times—excitement about seeing old friends, a degree of sullenness over the end of summer, and some anxiety about the unknown things to come in the approaching school year. All of those things are common and to be expected, but this year arrives with a whole slew of concerns unlike anything we have had to deal with in the past, and parents are, undoubtedly, feeling the pressure of normalizing a situation for their children that has had no precedent.

As a matter of fact, attempting to stamp the term “normal” on a time that resides firmly outside the realm of normalcy for most everyone is the exact opposite of what parents should be focusing on. According to Harold Koplewicz, child development expert and founder of the Child Mind Institute, “Our children are going to show signs or symptoms of anxiety when they reenter,” and parents will be so relieved by the simple notion that their children are going to be physically present in school that “we won’t understand why they’re not happy.” The transition from remote learning to the more conventional school environment is going to be one chock-full of hurdles, but that does not mean that our hands are tied.

Establishing a routine for school-age children will be crucial in easing some of the back-to-school jitters. “Kids are always watching—even when we think they’re not—how well we as parents are modeling our ability to manage our emotions and our behaviors,” claims Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, a psychologist and founder of the AAKOMA Project in Arlington. If, for example, children are displaying signs of apprehension about potential health risks, Alfa Vitamins is offering free shipping until August 15, 2021, on a wide selection of natural vitamins for kids, as well as advanced hand sanitizer with Aloe Vera. The hand sanitizer even comes with a travel clip that a child can easily clasp onto their backpack for convenience.

The Vitamin C Gummies for Kids contain a dose of Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties to help support the immune system and benefit brain function. Furthermore, none of our kids’ supplements—from the Super Gummy Bears to the Omega 3 Gummies—have artificial flavors that could dampen the nutritional value of said supplements. Aside from Vitamin C, the Super Gummy Bears formula also has 13 essential nutrients, including Vitamin D3 for bone and teeth health, and Vitamin B12 for energy production. We have also added iodine to this new formula, which plays a major role in your child's metabolism and development, and Vitamin E, an antioxidant for the maintenance of good health. Lastly, like the name says, the Omega 3 Gummies incorporate the advantages of Omega 3 fish oils, which work as a natural brain booster for focus, memory, clarity, and energy.

Nowadays, hand sanitizer is proving to be something of a constant companion, and ours is formulated with natural Aloe Vera to maintain skin health and moisture with frequent use. It is even travel-ready to improve productivity and reduce the stress of a back-to-school routine for every child. It is an unfortunate reality that children may need more encouragement or comfort than they did in the past; however, the above-mentioned products can, hopefully, provide a respite from having to continuously worry about their health and safety.


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