Now that the summer is drawing to an end, it is time to start preparing for the kids to return to school. Here are a few tips to help you get organized and get them out the door and on to a successful school year. One of the main things that you will need to do before the start of the new school year is to get your children out of their lazy summer routines and into the new fall routine. Adjust your child's bedtime and get them use to waking up earlier. If your child is old enough, get them in the habit of setting their own alarm clocks. This will teach them to be responsible for their time.
In order to steam line your morning routine, spend time in advance organizing your kids' closet. Remove items that they have out grown and make a list of the things you will need to pick up while school shopping. Prepare your children for rainy days as well as clear ones. Try to think of obstacles in advance as to not cause your child stress when conditions change.
Use a central calendar to organize family activities and school functions. Have the calendar in a central area where everyone can see it and add to it when necessary. When your children are old enough, give them the opportunity to have their own planners. This will allow them to keep up with the events and assignments that are specific to their lives.
Finally, have your children clean up and organize their rooms. They will spend countless hours in their rooms studying and doing homework. Make sure that there is a desk, comfortable chair and plenty of lighting. Give them a space to store their books and keep their school supplies.
With the proper organization your child will have a fun and stress free year.
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