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Celebrate the New Year!
This is a great time to begin new rituals and traditions at home. Try these ideas to start the year off with a bang!
- The night before school starts, turn dinner into a party by setting the table with special dishes.
- Throw a "Beginning of the Year" party with hats, blowers, and a cake.
- Take a picture of your kids and mark their height inside a closet door.
- Have your first family meeting.
However you choose to celebrate the new school year, make it an annual event. Memories are one of the most precious things we can give our children. They'll be quick to remind you about your annual back-to-school celebration the first time you forget!
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