Summer is in the rear view mirror, and another school year is starting. Although you're a pro when it comes to stocking up on new clothes and school supplies, you may be a little bit out of practice when it comes to getting everyone out of the door and off to school in an orderly fashion. (Don't be surprised if you have to go back for a forgotten lunchbox in the first few weeks.) Which is why now is a perfect time to review some drop off and pick up etiquette tips that will help you avoid dirty looks and whispers from other parents at your child's school.
Although you may have never received an actual book of dos and don'ts for the school parking lot, there are some pretty straightforward unwritten rules that moms and dads should be aware of. Keeping your place in line, staying off your phone, and making sure your child has all of their belongings ready can help keep you off of the naughty list.
I completely understand that you may want to spend as much time as possible with your kids before heading off to work, but it's important to consider the other parents who may also have a frantic morning routine. Following the rules not only makes sure all of the children get to their respective destinations safely, it can help make the whole process move along much smoother, which will leave you with a lot more time for a yummy after school snack.