It’s up to your kids to make good on putting them into practice, so to give them that opportunity, here are a few ways for your youngsters to practice good hygiene while at school. Don’t share food — Some kids are great about sharing, and others can’t stand the thought of it.
Regardless of which side of the fence your child is on, make sure they know that it’s not necessary or a “good thing” to share food at the school cafeteria.
You’ll want to be careful not to create little hypochondriacs, but it doesn’t hurt to tell them why washing your hands a little more frequently at school is safer. Help them make it a habit at home — Washing hands before meals, covering your mouth when you sneeze, and using hand sanitizer should be instilled as home habits, which will then more likely be carried out at school.
Again, don’t drive your kids crazy, just help them get into the habit of doing these things on a regular basis. Drink plenty of water — Water solves a lot of problems, and too many kids avoid it in favor of flavored drinks and sodas.
Get your kids into the habit of drinking plenty of water, especially through flu season.
You can even provide them with a water bottle to take to school, so that they stay hydrated throughout the day. Shower and wash hair — If they aren’t already, get your child into the habit of showering (or taking a bath) and washing their hair every night.
When back-to-school season starts, she knows that the germs are abound, so she does her best to teach her kids how to have good hygiene wherever they go. Volunteer Orientation Saturday, September 9, 2017 10 a.m. Come to our volunteer orientation and find out how you can help! The air is cool and crisp, the leaves are turning bright, beautiful colors, and there’s even some holiday spirit in the air with Thanksgiving just around the corner.The downside of fall is that it starts the long haul of flu season, which just happens to coincide with your kids heading back to school, a place that can be a marketplace for sharing germs.