Sleeping in, eating junk food, just a couple of summertime habits that families may have settled into over the past couple of months.
Now that the new school year is here, it's time to get back into healthy routine.
Doctor John Moore from Botetourt Pediatric Associates says to make sure to fill out those physicians' forms prior to the start of school.
Students need to have had a check-up, as well as all necessary vaccines including those for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.
Effective July 1, a booster dose of Pertussis vaccine is required for all children entering the 6th grade. Click here for a full list of required vaccines.
As far as getting back to normal sleep routines, Dr. Moore suggests parents start putting kids to bed earlier about a week before school starts. That will help make the transition for summer vacation to school days easier for everyone.
If your child is anxious about starting school, Dr. Moore says to make sure to give them lots of positive encouragement. Let them know the school year is something to be excited about, not to dread.