Summer is officially over and we are knee-deep in the beginning of the school year. Each year of school gets harder for both kiddos and parents, the older we both get. With sports, tests, and PTA activities, our schedules get heavier and heavier. School survival may seem to get more impossible year by year, but we’re here to help. Here are our best tips to help both parents and kiddos survive school this year.
If you’ve already purchased school supplies, make sure a planner is on that list! Having a planner will allow your kiddos to keep their tests and assignments organized. Not only will it teach them how to manage their time, this will also allow you to keep an eye on their schedules. Staying organized will help them excel academically and keep the stress to a minimum.
Set Goals and Hold Accountability
At the beginning of the school year, have your kiddos write down what they want to achieve this year. It can be as simple as waking up on time or as big as getting an A in all AP classes. You can even break down the big goals and create smaller goals for each week or month. Keep the list in a central place so they have to look at it every day and remind themselves of their goals.
Family Support Matters
As our kiddos get older we get to see their personalities and hobbies grow wild. However, if your kiddos aren’t interested in what you’re interested in, don’t get your feelings hurt! Find out what interests your kiddos and make sure to show them support in finding out who they are.
Voice Your Pride
There may be a lot of controversy surrounding this but I’m a firm believer in positive reinforcement. Make sure to acknowledge your kiddos, whether the result is big or small. Let them know you’re proud of them and they’re on the right track!
Being involved in your kiddos lives is the best tip we can give you for this year’s school survival. Whether you want to become a room mom or put a note in their lunch every day, showing your kiddos you care will make a huge difference to them. What are some of your families tips for school survival? Leave your comments below!