Did you start out the school year on a high note that included specific places to put things and guidelines to improve your child’s chance of success? How are you doing now? It may be time to reassess and get reorganized.
Create A “Go To” Space
Prevent any early morning tantrums by designating an area where backpacks, jackets, school projects, and shoes are in the right place the night before;
Make lunches the night before and put the lunch boxes in the same place in the fridge, so they’re easy to find the next morning;
Have your kids put out their clothes the previous night;
That way, mornings will have an easy flow to them.
Expect Success At Every Age
There’s a difference between demanding success and expecting success;
Let your child know that you expect him/her to do “his/her” best;
That way, he’ll be proud of his accomplishments at every age;
Focus on the positives.
Develop A Routine
Most kids work well with structure;
They do best when they know what to expect throughout the day;
Every family’s routine may differ, but every family should have their own guidelines;
These should include healthy eating habits, good sleep hygiene, and daily exercise.
Take The Lead
Children learn from example;
They observe you reading or attempting to learn a new skill;
Kids see you doing your “homework” when you sit down to pay your bills;
They watch you making wise food choices;
Most of all, they see that you make an effort to stop what you’re doing and listen to what they have to say.