Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Adjusting... Back to School It Is!

       How is the adjustment of back to school going? Are you kids eager about homework still or are they still in the summer daze? 
      Maybe your kids are some of the lucky ones that get to start the day after Labor Day and you haven't quite thought about the upcoming school days. 
      Whether your kids are in school or not, remember just like teachers in the classroom, parents need to have clear expectations about what happens after school. Get your kids in the habit early and it will cause less arguments down the road! Whatever your routine may be, make sure it is consistent!

Monday - Thursday
3:30 Home/Snack/Sharing
4:00 Homework
5:00 Play
6:00 Dinner
6:30-8:00 Extra-curricular activities, family time, etc.
8:00 Reading
8:30 Bed Time

I am not foolish and believe me this would be idyllic! You know your child and the homework standards for your school, so make a schedule that both your child and you can live with. If you can't live with it, then it will never be followed. Also there are special occasions, and things that come up. Don't feel bad if your schedule gets disturbed! 

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