How to Avoid Back to School Stress

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Schools throughout the country are slowing getting back into session. I have 2 daughters and a grand daughter that will be headed back to school in a week and I am not looking forward to it. I look forward to them making new friends, expanding their minds and creating new memories but I don’t look forward to not being around them all day doing fun activities and making our own family memories. Since I have sent many kids back to school over the years I am not worried about the back to school stress that sometimes comes with the start of school because of all of the experience I have had but I know that some parents are not ready for that stress. In order to help those parents, I have compiled some tips on how to avoid back to school stress.

How to Avoid Back to School Stress

School can be exhausting for kids of all ages. They wake up when it’s still dark outside, grab a quick breakfast, run out the door for a long day of learning and then a lot of kids sit on a school bus for 30 minutes or more before they get home to tackle homework. For a child any age, that can lead to a lot of unwanted stress. To avoid this stress, here are some tips that I have learned over the years on how to avoid back to school stress:

  • Stock up on quick and simple breakfasts such as Jimmy Dean® Breakfast Sandwiches and Jimmy Dean® Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick. These are quick breakfast options that are satisfying and delicious.
  • When kids walk through the door after a long day of learning, they are hungry. I like to have State Fair® Corn Dogs ready for my girls the moment they open the door. They love their signature honey-sweetened cornbread batter and they quickly satisfy their hunger. I make sure to stock up on State Fair® Corn Dogs, Jimmy Dean® Breakfast Sandwiches and Jimmy Dean® Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick found in the freezer section at Walmart.

Jimmy Dean Back to School

  • When your kids come home from school, let them take a moment to unwind and relax before they start diving into homework. I encourage my girls to watch some television or listen to music as a way to clear their minds and de-stress.

listen to music to unwind

  • When it’s time to start homework, I let my girls find a spot that they are most comfortable. Since I run a home daycare there are always a lot of distractions that may interfere with them being able to 100% focus on their studies, so I let them choose. My oldest daughter likes to sneak away and do her homework in our RV. Not only is it quiet but it’s distraction free from her sisters and my daycare kids.

Prevent Back to School Stress

  • Once your kids are finished with their homework or if they have questions, make one on one time with them to help them. It is so important to be distraction free when you are helping your kids with their homework so that they can have an understanding of the answers to their questions. When you are trying to focus, distractions can create a lot of stress which can lead to frustration.

Sending your kids back to school can be stressful for kids and parents but it doesn’t have to be. With these simple tips to avoid the back to school stress, most of the unwanted stress can be alleviated. Just remember to keep your kid’s hunger satisfied, allow them to de-stress when they get home and create a quiet and distraction free space for them.

Jimmy Dean Corny Dogs

Are you sending your kids back to school? How do you avoid back to school stress?


  1. Distractions really can lead to stress. That is especially true with homework!

  2. Paula Schuck says

    I try to but everything we need well before the rush starts. That way i have a good selection and no crowds. These would make great after school snacks.

  3. Jennifer Williams says

    We do not have back to school stress – we homeschool year round! We are doing a fun get together for #NotBackToSchool day though with a group of homeschool families. These would be great to bring – I am sure the kids will love them.

  4. These are great ideas to avoid stress!! We tried the Jimmy Dean last month and they make the mornings much easier and my husband loves them.

  5. Nice. Such amazing treats. Looks like you kids have some amazing breakfasts.

  6. Breakfast is a struggle for m big boy. I hate sending him to school without a meal, but sometimes he refuses to eat.
    He would not refuse this item, that is for sure!
    Thanks for the help!

  7. It’s so important to give kids time to unwind after school. We generally gives ours at least 30 minutes to relax before work time.

  8. That backpack is adorable and the food looks yummy too! Back to school can definitely be a stressor.

  9. Back to school can be really stressful. Anything parents can do to alleviate the stress is great.

  10. Jimmy Dean’s make breakfast a lot easier. My kids are always in a hurry in the morning, so we need a quick breakfast like this.

  11. Great ideas! Back-to-School can be so stressful on everyone! I wish we had these Jimmy Dean products in Canada. I’ve never seen them. I’m sure my kids would be a huge fan!

  12. We just take everything in stride. I know it can be tiring for moms to be juggling so many tasks. However, just remember that we are doing everything to ensure a better future for our kids. Just keep them well fed because happy tummies make happy hearts. Thanks for sharing this post.

  13. thelesleyshow says

    School just started and I am already stressed out. Thanks for the great ideas!

  14. No back to school for us right now! I can imagine planning ahead would be key 🙂

  15. Love these tips! A good breakfast is a must to get kids off to a great start. I also agree that letting them wind down after school can help tremendously. #client

  16. Ann Bacciaglia says

    My kids are both going into College this year. It has been stressful getting everything my Daughter will need for her dorm room.

  17. Great tips! As much as I love routine , back to school is a bit difficult to readjust to. Jimmy Dean is one of our favourite ways to start the day

  18. We love Jimmy Dean products in our home. They are so good and very convenient!

  19. I really like your idea to let them have a little unwind time before getting into homework!

  20. I think giving them some time to unwind is definitely helpful. Offering a snack and a break is a good idea.

  21. We are sending two of the four back to school in a few weeks and the way we are avoiding stress is by letting them relax! We have been trying to let the couple of weeks leading up to school starting be as low-key as possible! PS. I LOVE those Jimmy Dean pancake sausage sticks. LOVE them. lol

  22. These are great ideas. It can definitely be hard to get back into school after a relaxing summer!

  23. Catherine S says

    Great ideas to avoid back to school stress. I try to start the morning off with a quick and easy breakfast.

  24. I’m glad that there are ways to avoid back to school stress. I know the beginning of the year will be a very stressful and busy time.

  25. These are some lovely ideas, I do not miss the back to school rush at all! x

  26. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    No stress here. We take it a little at a time and it works well for us.

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