Empowering Parents has these tips for what you need to do before the kids start school this year:
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
1. Start the daily schedule now(up to one month before school starts). Talk to your kids about when they will be doing their homework, where they will go after school, what the school day will be like, etc.
2. Get the kids up in time for school. Doctors actually recommend setting an alarm clock for older kids at least once a week a month before school starts. I definitely take a lot longer to get the kids out of the house in the summer months. Sometimes we don't even have time to go anywhere before I have to leave for work in the afternoon!
3. Put the kids to bed early. I know my son ends up staying up later during the summer months because we don't have to get him to bed on time. The neighbor's kids seem to be out playing until 8:30p.m. during the summer and 7:00p.m. during the school year. That's a big difference!
We are just doing pre-school again this year, but I still think I will start getting the kids ready sooner in the mornings and get the kids to bed earlier. What are you doing to prepare your kids for school?
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