Back to school is around the corner. As a parent this transition is already difficult, getting them back on a normal sleep schedule, preparing their backpacks, buying supplies and putting together a new wardrobe can be a lot to handle!
Over the next couple months, thousands of parents will bring their children into the pediatricians office for their back to school physical exams. Unfortunately, many of them will be told their children need to be seen by an Ophthalmologist and may require glasses. This can can be incredibly overwhelming for a parent that already is dealing with the many stressed and headaches of back to school time.
If you are one of those parents, I know what’s going through your mind. Is my child going to be made fun of? Is this going to affect their ability to learn. How much is this going to cost me? As a fashion stylist and mom, I am here to tell you it doesn’t have to be so terrifying.
Today I am going to give you my top five tips to get your kids loving their new frames.
1. Get Them Involved
When you find out your child’s needs glasses the first thing you want to do is remain positive. Children read your energy. If you seem anxious they will feel negative about it as well. Get them excited to be a part of the buying process with you!
Zenni Optical makes it fun. They have this really awesome feature on their website that allows your kids to upload photo of themselves and virtually try on the different styles and colors. Making it an interactive experience. It’s fun for them and easy for you! And saves you a trip to the store!
2. You’ve Got Mail
Have the box of frames addressed directly to them. This will get them excited to check the mail every day and look forward to their new shipment of glasses. Let them know there’s something special coming in the mail!
3. Let Kids Be Kids
They are active and unpredictable. There’s a lot of pressure on kids not to break their glasses. That’s why I love this brand.
Zenni eliminates the stress of high costs by offering you an affordable option for durable frames. With their flexible frames, your child doesn’t have to worry about the stress of breaking their glasses and be able to focus more on the style and how they feel in them! There great price point allows you to purchase multiple pairs.
What child wouldn’t want a variety to choose from when putting together their outfits for the first week of school.
4. It’s All About Accessorizing
Once the box arrives plan a fun trip to the mall to pick out a new wardrobe that coordinates with their new frames. Celebrate your child’s unique personality.
If your child is more rock and roll or trendy, try pairing one of Zenni’s bold colored frame with a funky jacket, cool graphic tee and a ripped pair of jeans. If your child has a more preppy style then you’re in luck. There’s nothing that polishes off a preppy look more than a classic tortoise frame. I love stepping outside the box and mixing interesting textures with cool prints! Such as a classic plaid button down underneath a great knit cardigan sweater.
5. Confidence is Key
This is a wonderful opportunity for you as a parent, to talk to your child about the importance of self confidence and embracing your differences. In a world of social media and bullying, it’s important to build their character and teach them to not worry about what others think.
A great tip is to plan a movie night before school. Do some research and a find a movie where the main character wears eyeglasses. This will remind them that some of their favorite characters wear glasses just like them and have super powers too.
I hope this help with your journey and gets your kids excited to rock their new frames for the new school year!