Back to School Tips

Back to School

As summer comes to an end, it can be hard to get back into a regular schedule — for both kids and adults. Whether you’re a parent that’s dreading the back-to-school rush, or a babysitter or tutor struggling to help children rediscover homework success, we’ve got some tips for you.

  1. Set your kids’ sleep schedules back to “School Time” two weeks before the first day.
  2. Hire an after-school sitter to help care for your kids while you’re at work.
  3. Encourage your kids to read at least one book before the school year begins.
  4. Refresh your rules about screen time for the school year. What’s allowed and when?
  5. Set a regular alarm each day that signals the start of homework time.
  6. Arrange playdates with two or three of your kids’ friends to rebuild existing social ties.
  7. Get the lists of school supplies, books and technology your kids will need – Inventory last year’s school supplies before going out to buy more.
  8. Create a dedicated space for your kids to store their school supplies and technology.
  9. Establish a specific space like the family office as the official “homework area” – Remove distractions like TVs and video game consoles from homework areas.
  10. Set — and enforce — regular weekday and weekend bedtimes.

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