12 New School Year Resolutions!
Make Morning a Breeze Keep Kids' Schedules Manageable
*Use a checklist to remember everything and stay on time *Do one sport or extracurricular activity per season/semester
*Make sure everyone eats a healty breakfast *Block out family downtime on your calendar
Pack Healthy, "Green" lunches Communicate with the Teacher
*Inckude lots of fruits and veggies *Introduce yourself to teachers early on
*use reusable bags abd containers *Go to parent/teacher conferences prepared
Encourage Kids Indepandence Fit in Physical Activity
* Don't do everything yourself, Mom!! *Encourage outdoor games and play
* Assign self-care tasks and chores to kids *Parents, this means you too!!
Help at Your Child's School Make Time for Family Dinners
* Help with one or two fundraiser events *Recharge with regular family dinners
*Don't over commit if you do not have the time *Prepare easy make-ahead meals to reheat
Stick with an After-school Routine Establish Screen-Time limits
*include snack-time, playtime, and homework time *Set firm time limits on TV, video games, tablets and phones
*Make sure kids have everything they'll need to do thier homework *Keep tabs on kids' internet use and safety ( see websites for safe sites)
Make Homework Time Painless *encourage kids to play educational games
*Provide a good workspace and nessesary materials Be Firm About a Bedtime Routine
*Keep kids away from distractions, such as TV and cell phones *Find out how many hours of sleep your child needs
*Review Kid's assignments after they have finished. (8.5-11 hours)
*DO NOT sit next to them and help them with every problem. *Use a consistaqnt bed time routine
Let them try to do as much as they can on thier own. * Stick with a firm "lights out" time-no excuses!!