Have your kids been going to bed late and sleeping until afternoon?
Several days before school starts, ease them back into their school routine. It’s not just a matter of going to bed early; it’s also getting up earlier.
Start with 15 increments.
Electronics should be turned off 60 minutes before bedtime.
Did your kids have any projects or other homework they were supposed to complete over the holidays? Don’t let them wait until the last minute to finish it.
Give them a choice. Let your children decide if they want to work on their holiday homework in the morning or afternoon, and check for completion.
For those children who do not have holiday homework, review their last assignments with them before break ends. This will help your kids remember when they get back to class.
Have your children make a back-to-school checklist a few days before school starts. Make sure your kids get ready the night before to avoid morning confusion.
The evening before school starts should be relaxing.
Have them go to bed a bit earlier and let them take a book to bed.
In the morning, have them wake up 15 minutes earlier.
The few extra minutes can help alleviate early-morning confusion.
It’s hard on kids and parents alike to get back into the school routine.
Accept the fact that there will always be unexpected problems that come up.
Teach your children to problem solve calmly.
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