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Back to School Tips to Keep Your Sanity

Back to School Tips to Keep Your Sanity

back to school tips

As the school year begins, you and your kids may feel excited for the new year. However, as the excitement wears off, school can become a challenge for some families. With a few of these back to school tips, you can stay on top of things and keep the excitement for the entire year.

Make a homework space

Make sure your kids have a place where they can do their homework. Whether this is a spot at the dining room table, a desk, or even in their room. Keep a box with all the supplies they might need—pencils, erasers, crayons, scissors, a calculator, etc.

Have a schedule

To make sure everyone in the family is getting enough sleep, create a schedule with set bedtimes and wake-up times. In addition, you should schedule family meals and after school activities, too, so everyone knows what to expect.

Have some fun

Talk to your kids about what they are learning at school. Try to find ways to incorporate the new things into your lives. For example, if they are learning about fractions, bake with them and let them do all the measuring.

At Olathe Ford, we hope everyone has a great school year. If you need a new back-to-school ride, visit us and check out the great family-friendly Ford models available.

Get Your Car Ready for Class with These Back to School Tips

Get Your Car Ready for Class with These Back to School Tips

As the summer months wind down, it’s finally approaching that time of year again: back to school. Whether it is your job to haul students to school or your duty to make it to class on time, these back to school tips will ensure that your car is ready for the challenge:

Back to School Tips


  • Check that your tire pressure is optimal – according to your owner’s manual – as constant fluctuations in heat can cause the pressure to shift.
  • If you have been ignoring any dashboard lights, now is the time to address them. You won’t want to have a breakdown right before 1st
  • Consider taking your car to our service department here at Olathe Ford for a routine check-up, so we can make sure that your vehicle is ready to roll.
  • Lastly, be sure to have a first-aid kit, fresh water, and a list of emergency phone numbers stashed away safely in your vehicle, just in case.


For more maintenance information, contact us or stop by anytime at Olathe Ford.