Back-to-school is the time of year when everything changes in the household. That all starts with scheduling. It will help to create a master family calendar that everyone can contribute to. You might be tech savvy enough to set this up on everyone Smartphone but for the school year, you should go old school and have a big calendar in the kitchen. This is where all the times for school, after school, practices and weekend events need to go. It’s also the place for deadlines for tuition, fundraising and college applications. It will be a very busy calendar. Here are some other tips to make the coming school year a smooth one.
Encourage the Pursuit of Interests
You kid can go to school, come home, do their homework and go back to school without much fuss but would they really be getting the most out of their time at school? You should encourage them to follow the pursuit of their interests whether that is with sports, music, drama, debate or any other club. It might mean more coordination for picks ups and drops offs but you’ll find that your kid will actually flourish when they have something to look forward to each day.
Start Talking About College
The moment your kid enters high school you should start college planning in earnest. Before you know it, their senior year will be here and they’ll have to start making decisions. Colleges look at the entire academic resume, not just the last year of high school.
Stay Focused on Homework
Helping your child with their homework starts by creating a quiet place for them to study. Yes, the rest of the house might have to “shut down” during homework time but it is a small sacrifice to make for those good grades. You should also get into the habit of reviewing their homework, too. This doesn’t mean correcting it for them but being prepare to help guide them towards clarity around the assignments. Sounds like you might be going back to school, too!
Get Rid of Clutter
Clutter creates distractions and that means your kid could be very distracted in their own bedroom every time they get dressed for school. Too much stuff in a closet or dresser can slow down the entire process. That’s why you want to get rid of all the outfits they’re not going to wear again and the computers, monitors and TVs that have been replaced. Junk King Cleveland can help with this goal. One call to these pro junk haulers will put a plan into action that can have your entire home clear of rubbish and clutter in no time at all. Making a smooth transition back-to-school can start with some serious decluttering help from Junk King Cleveland.