Back to school – those words can strike fear through parents and students alike. One of the first things that I recommend to nervous parents is that they should (read: MUST) try, about two weeks before school begins, to get their kids back into some sort of ritual and routine that will mimic the student’s school schedule. Waiting until the final twenty-four hours before school starts to implement any sort of routine usually doesn’t bear any fruit unless you talking about drinking some fermented fruits to quell your own parental jangling nerves. So, then, two weeks before school begins, start to wake your children close to the time that they will be rising and then shining in the classroom. In all likelihood this require an earlier bedtime, which will, in turn, help to support and encourage patterns, rituals and routines related to getting back on that big yellow bus. If kids are having a hard time adjusting to going to sleep earlier you may want to use some sleepy time spray. Using a blend of lavender and chamomile, fill a spray bottle with distilled water and then add ten drops of this blend. Pray this around their bedrooms at night to give the sandman a huge and helping hand.