1) Do you or your child have any idea what is in the backpack? I have had friends tell me horror stories of not checking a backpack and finding a half eaten peanut butter sandwich left over from lunch 2 months ago. Yuck.
2) You and your child need closure over this school year.
Think about it this way - you prepared for the beginning of school - why not show your child how to end a school year?
Schedule time shortly after school ends. Sit down with your child and their stuff. You will also want to have a recycling container, trash container and a box for keeping items from the school year.
Sort through the paperwork together. This is a great opportunity to have a conversation with…