Give Them a Safe Space to Talk
You don't have to leave the house to create special memories. Plan a family game night, schedule a pizza-and-movie night, or have a picnic dinner in the backyard. The key is to give your child a comfortable space to express their hopes, fears, and worries about the upcoming school year. If you have a kid that's reluctant to open up, consider coming up with a list of questions (some silly, some serious) that you'll ask them directly.