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4 Back to School Shopping Traditions You Can Start Now

Back to school is an emotional time for many parents and kids. You’ve fallen into a comfortable routine for the summer but now, everything from what you eat for breakfast to when you go to bed will change to accommodate the new school schedule. However, you can turn this hectic time into a positive experience with 4 back to school shopping traditions you can start now.

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Here are a few good ideas to help you started on Back to School Shopping Traditions:

  1. When shopping for clothing and other school supplies, make it a tradition to have lunch at your kid’s favourite restaurant. The kids will love it and it’ll help get them excited about going back to school.
  2. Look for discounts and sales throughout the spring and summer to pick up a few specialty items like designer clothing or shoes that might otherwise be hard to fit into the budget.
  3. Clean out the closets and drawers before going shopping for new back to school outfits and recycle the clothes you can no longer wear. This way, you’re helping others and making room in your closets for new items.
  4. Buy each child something special at the beginning of the school year. Allow your kids to decide what to buy (within reason, of course) and it gives them something exciting to look forward to each year.
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Starting a back to school shopping tradition is a great way to help get kids excited about school. It gives them something to look forward to and makes the transition from summer vacation to going to school a little bit easier. Making them part of the shopping process also helps them see the value of money and be aware of your budget spending.


Do you have any back to school shopping traditions with your kids?

Please share them in the comment below!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. I agree to check closets for things you never u you already have, I have so many unopened stationary items that were buried and forgotten!

  2. Great tips, love the tradition of taking your child to his/her favourite restaurant. Great time to chat about their needs/wants for back to school!

  3. What very good ideas, kids will get excited once they realise that shopping for back to school supplies also means lunch at their favourite restaurant and a special treat for school begin, wonderful ideas. 🙂

  4. Wonderful ideas! We go for lunch each year when we are shopping and the kids love being able to pick out some of their own supplies.


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