Back to School Organization - August 18, 2011

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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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