Soon all across the Hudson Valley you’ll be hearing parents call out early in the morning, “It’s time for school!” It is an accepted rule of parenting that the older a child gets, the harder it is to wake them up in the morning. Just think of all those times they woke you up before dawn! Practicing the “early to bed and early to rise” routine a week before school officially starts is a good way to get everyone on the same time schedules… at least when it comes to the morning. Here are some other ways to help get back into the school routine again:
Get the Right Gear
Preschoolers have a lot of cute options for backpacks but they’re not always practical. They need to hold a sweater, hat, gloves and the lunch box. Make sure there is room. As for the older kids, they might seem uninterested in school supplies but if you pick out the wrong color folder it will be “drama.” Get them involved with a trip to the office supply store. You should also plan ahead to make sure everyone’s rain and winter gear still fits. Don’t wait for the first storm to realize there are no boots or umbrellas in the house.
Do Your Homework
You’ll be telling that to your kids but there is some level of the homework that you need to do as well. The more you can familiarize yourself with the course and text book, the better off you’ll be in a position to help your kids with their assignments. It also helps to set up a consistent time for homework and a dedicated “zone” to get the work done. If you start off with good study habits early on, then those habits will carry through up to college. That means not letting the kids be distracted or procrastinate. They have to expect their work is going to be checked. That will keep them focused.
Up in the kid’s room, there are probably a lot of things that can be gotten rid of. How many articles of clothing did they outgrow this year? They might have even outgrown their bed. One kid can generate a whole pile of things to toss. More kids and you can imagine how big things will get. When that happens, it is time to bring in Junk King Hudson Valley. It will only take one fast session with the team from Junk King to get all that clutter gone from the house. Turn to Junk King Hudson Valley for a decluttering appointment to help you get back into the school routine.