As parents we usually fall out of the groove during the summer break and by the time you are able to get back into a productive routine the school year is almost halfway gone. Trying to implement these 10 hacks can help you stay more productive, which can reduce stress and give you more time to relax. Try adopting a regular schedule. Having a consistent schedule will help your child know what is expected throughout the day and reduces the amount of energy we spend trying to get things done. Let your child help with the decision-making process, this will reduce fighting, convincing and resorting to bribing your child into doing what is needed. Pull out their outfits the night before. It makes it quicker for them to get dressed and improves your day by making your morning less hectic. Make sure that you keep the after school schedule consistent. Designate a homework area to help combat the lost assignments and distractions. Keep communications with the teachers open so you can avoid playing catch up or miscommunications. Try to plan lunches ahead of time and maybe try to prep what you can for the week on the weekend when you have a little extra time. A calendar will help you stay organized and communicate with the family what is going on that week. Try to learn the same things as your child. This will help you help them with their homework and monitor their education. You might even learn something new. Try to avoid overwhelming your child with too many extracurricular activities during the school year. These activities can make your child stressed and impact their productivity. Hopefully you can implement these hacks and help you and your child relax and stay more productive.
- Children are dependent on their parents, which can breed hostility.
- By including children in the family decision making process, children experience independence and will feel less resentment.
- Maintaining the same schedule everyday makes things easier for children.
“Having your child be involved in more family decision-making will close the door on fights between you and your child.”