From forcing the kids out of bed to making sure they get to school on time, weekday mornings aren’t something parents typically look forward to.
When you dont have the best family morning routine, it becomes even harder to do everything in such a short amount of time.
The parental responsibilities pick back up once your kids return home from school – after all, someone needs to make sure they do their homework! Since most of a child’s life revolves around their education, much of your parenting responsibilities revolve around it, too.
These school day hacks will prepare you and your family for the start of a new year. Establishing good habits from the start will make the school year easier for everyone! So keep reading for the best back to school tips.
Let’s be real: kids get a lot of handouts, and they create clutter quickly.
Before the school year starts, get filing folders to organize the paperwork you can expect to pile up on your kitchen table.
You’ll need to account for school notices, your child’s artwork, graded assignments, and anything else you typically get. You’ll also want a folder for extracurriculars, religion school, and any other activities that accumulate handouts.
Until schools finally get the hint that it’s time to go digital, download a free paperwork decluttering guide here!
If your child is older, they might also be interested in bullet journaling. This system lets a decorate your planner, doodle, and add trackers that suit the user’s personal needs. If your child will use it, a blank bullet journal is a great investment!
Essential oils can greatly improve sleep, focus, and anxiety.
Find a set of oils to combat your family’s kryptonite. If your children feel groggy in the morning, put a few drops of citrus oil on the shower floor to wake them up. If they can’t fall asleep at night, put a lavender diffuser in their room.
To help your kids focus during homework and study time, place a lemon, rosemary, or peppermint diffuser wherever they do their work.
Get your kids into their bedtime routine before school begins!
Start by determining how early you need to wake up in the morning (remember, it’ll probably be earlier than your kids). Then, figure out what time everyone needs to be in bed to ensure that they get enough hours of sleep.
Work your way towards that suitable bedtime by following these tips!