WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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25 f a l l 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e eight Power shop The last thing you'll want to do when school starts is run back and forth to the store. Instead, take advantage of the back-to-school sales for backpacks, lunch bags, new sneakers, and clothing — you'll be amazed how much your kids have grown in the past few months. And stock up on healthful snacks — individually packaged applesauce, cheese sticks, granola bars, and portable lunch items — so you'll have them when you need them. nine Point out the positive Rather than dwell on potential negatives, talk about all of the positive things heading back to school brings, such as seeing friends again, starting fall sports, and meeting new teachers. Focusing on the downside makes kids nervous and fearful of the looming threat of homework and tests. So instead of looking at summer as the end of something good, position it as the beginning of some- thing great. ten Savor the last days of summer Before Labor Day be sure to make the most of those last few moments of summer vacation. Wear white. Take long walks on the beach. Fire up the barbecue. And do something fun as a family to celebrate those last precious days of summer. And if you don't? You and your kids will most likely adjust anyway. P E T E R B A K E R

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