For most of us, getting back into our usual tradition or routine after the pleasant summer holidays can be truly tasking. However, do not let back to school overwhelm you.
I wanted to share a few tested tips, that could be very helpful on this school year.
By implementing these tested tips, you would not be overtaken by getting your child back into a routine and into an organized school year.
Establish a Command Central
It is important to establish/set up a Command Central for the purpose of processing children’s paper. This Command Central is a situation whereby parents review and process action papers (permission slips, lunch money, etc.) for a quick turnaround.
Stick to a simple “In/Out box” system, where you will process paper and instruct your children to place papers for review in the Command Central IN box. Completed paper is then taken OUT, processed and given to the children returning to school.
Ensure everything has a place.
One top secret to successful school organization is simple: making sure that after your child is done with a particular homework or task assigned to him/her by the school, everything used in the course of that should be returned back in its place. Pencils/pens taken from their pouch should be returned and waste papers should not be littered, but should end up in the proper place; the waste bin.
Imbibe the ethics of aesthetics in your child; this shows him off as an organized person at school, worthy of emulation
Establish a conducive study/workspace
Another important factor to note is that the children need adequate and conducive workspaces, free from noise and distraction. Set up workspaces that are fully compatible/conducive to concentration and focus. Factors to be taken into serious consideration before setting up the child’s workspace include lighting, noise levels, privacy, how comfortable the place is, privacy, etc.
It is also necessary that you develop a system that fully guarantee your child is well organized at school. It is very important for children to develop organizational skills at the very tender stages of their early age.
In addition, do not overload children with extra-curricular activities. In today’s modern world, school children are generally over scheduled and/or stressed, due to latest technological inventions like video games, etc that take most of their time away. A balance of academic and these other activities are necessary for academic success and mental well-being.
Establish an appropriate chore schedule that makes sure your children are engaged and accountable to the family unit. With every family member helping out household errands, more time is freed up for fun family activities when the work is done.
When you take your time to implement all these, these simple yet powerful routines, your children will learn to be organized and be able to come out with amazing results.