Kids, get ready for school!
Parents, get ready for work!
Maintaining a work-life balance is never an easy task. And when you have school-age children to look after, it can seem downright impossible. Preparation is key for a smooth back to school routine. And as time goes on, you’ll get the hang of things. And eventually, it’ll become second nature.
We’ve compiled some Back to School Tips to help you get organized, stay on top of work, and get your kids ready for the year ahead.
1- Wake up early—You’ll have time to wrap up what needs to be done before your kids wake up, which means less stress for everyone.
2- Get organized—Don’t let your schedule get away from you. You can stay on top of things by using a calendar—either an app or a paper one. Just make sure to always keep it with you!
3- Create a designated space for school-related paperwork—It will help your kids keep track of what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, and where it should go. Plus, it’ll make you do a much better job staying on top of their workload.
4- Get your kids involved in their own planning—It will help them feel more capable when they’re faced with doing things independently at school.
5- Make time for yourself—It’s easy to get caught up in the daily hustle, but make sure you carve out some time for yourself so that you don’t burn out.
6- Talk with your kids—School is a big part of your kids’ lives. Ask them about their classes and teachers, and get an idea of what their day-to-day is like.
7- Have a plan—If your child is reluctant to go back after summer vacation. Make sure they know why they’re going back: because it’s important work! Emphasize how their education is important for them as individuals.
8- Exercise—Before you go to work, make sure you’re doing your body a favor by exercising. It doesn’t matter what kind of exercise you choose—just get moving!.
9- Remember—It’s okay if things don’t go exactly as planned. The first few weeks after returning from summer break can be stressful for everyone involved.
10- Have fun with it—This isn’t supposed to feel like another chore on top of all the other things you have.
Back to school season can be a stressful time for parents, but it doesn’t have to be! Putting these tips into practice will help make this transition smoother for everyone. You’ve got this!