It’s that time of year! We are officially settling back into the routine of taking the kids to school, packing lunches and attending class events at Little Me Academy! Here are some tips on streamlining your back-to-school process:
First things first: optimize your morning routine.
Very Well Family put together some great tips for getting out of the house fast and it all starts with being prepared. A successful morning routine starts the night before. Make sure to prep as much as you can before going to bed–your morning self will thank you! The most useful tips? Learn to delegate and make a checklist! By holding your family (and yourself) accountable, your morning routine will be transformed in no time!
From bento boxes to gourmet sandwiches, it’s easy to go overboard and then get burned out when it comes to packing lunches, or to slack with PB&J. The best-packed lunches have protein, healthy carbs, fruits and veggies. And most importantly, they need to be easy to make and have foods that your kids will actually eat. This blog from Lauren Greutman has a ton of great ideas!
Homework time doesn’t need to be a daily struggle! Child Mind Institute has shared some insightful ways to make homework a healthy habit, not an everyday fight. By setting up homework as a regular routine with incentive systems for those students who resist doing their work, you can look forward to peaceful afternoons.
Is your student enrolled in Little Me Academy? It’s a pretty nice perk to have a school in the neighborhood!