Amber Sabathia is enjoying the final stretch of summer but looking forward to autumn when the kids go back to school and the household returns to its stringent schedule. Although she enjoys the summer months that allow her to spend time with her four little ones, Amber understands that her family cannot efficiently operate without an organized routine. “Having a visual schedule makes it easier not only for the kids, but babysitters, nanny and Daddy,” says the MLB wife.
In preparation for the upcoming school year, Amber has provided a few tips for parents who are also planning for the Fall. Check out a few of her tidbits below.
For parents with kids beginning kindergarten: Don’t let your fears shine through.
“A nervous child comes from the parent! If we make it a worry in the home or begin to obsess over the issue, then our child senses the stress and begins to worry. Absolutely every child should be properly prepped for such a huge milestone in their lives, but when the worry begins to show on the parent, the child begins to act on the emotions they are getting.”
Trust the faculty and staff.
“Trust in the faculty, teachers and aides who are caring for our children. A crying and kicking child is probably not the first they have dealt with and also won’t be the last.”
Stay firm when it comes to sleep.
“To have a full, successful day at school, one must get a good night’s rest…You can’t give in one night and say they can sleep with you. You can’t let the kids stay up a little later to watch a movie. You can’t allow sleepovers during the week. I know a child must stay on the same routine throughout the week. I promise it makes for a happier mom and happier child.”