2 Simple Steps for a Low Stress School Year
Your little ones (or not so little ones) are probably all back to school by now.
Any tips that can help make for a low stress school year are welcome whether this is your first year establishing a school routine or you have a few years under your belt already,
I myself have not had a school age child at home for almost 10 years. My nephew has relocated to San Diego and will be living with me while he finishes up his last two years of high school. I need all the help I get back in the swing of things and have the best school year possible.
A bulletin board with schedules, to do lists and permission slips can be a great way to have a visual reminder of things that need to get done.
You don’t have to settle for a boring bulletin board or spend a ton of money on it. Make your own! Personalize it to fit your tastes.
Have your kids put any special projects and homework assignments on the calendar that’s on your new bulletin board. You will be able to see what is coming up at a glance.
Set up a simple filing cabinet or purchase a file box that can be set up anywhere in your home to keep track of permission slips, project directions ect.
Planning ahead can save you time and stress.
Set up a “launch pad” area. This is where they can have everything they will need or the school day so you can just grab and go in the morning
If possible, plan the outfits for the week and group them together in their closet. This way every morning you (or your child) can just grab and get dressed.
Stock up on supplies. Last minute projects or forgotten assignments will be no problem is you have a stash of basic supplies ready to go. Extra markers, index cards, poster board, glue etc will not go to waste.
And… keep calm!
You can’t have a low stress school year if you freak out when things don’t go according to plan!