Going back to school can be a time of transition for both kids and parents. New schedules, new teachers, books, school supplies and all the other things that go along with a new school year can become overwhelming for some families.
But with a little planning and some helpful post-it items, there is a way to keep your family organized. Dr. Michele Borba offers some tips on how to avoid family chaos.
Dr. Borba's Back-to-School Tips:
Morning: Avoid "Morning Mania"
A sanity saver for moms in the mornings is to create a family in-box/out-box system to keep track of homework papers, notices from school and other important papers
Hang Post-it Pockets in central locations, such as the kitchen to keep track of the paper work that requires your attention.
Afternoon: Homework Hour
The key to helping your children do a good job on their school work is to create a "desk space" where they can focus on the tasks at-hand. The space should be well lit, away from distractions and equipped with essential school supplies.
Night: Family Time
At night, after the family decompresses from the day, is the best time to work on the "Two C's": Caring and Connecting. Utilize either a family dinner or the last 20 minutes of the day as a family check-in time.
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