Tips for a Less Chaotic Back-To-School Time

Ease the transition of your back-to-school time using some simple steps with a family calendar and get your family all on the same page.

This is where the trusty Family Calendar becomes the most important tool in the house.

Use these tips for a more organized back-to-school time:

• Get your family involved in planning -- after Sunday night dinner, spend 15 minutes over dessert planning the week ahead

• Go over and update your schedules for school, sports, clubs, work, and social activities

• Make everyone responsible for bringing their own schedules and for updating their info into the shared family calendar

• Create a reminder system so duties are remembered on the day-of - use some type of reminder on your smartphone or computer, or a visual cue such as a wall calendar

• Split chores or to-dos for each family member - rather than assign them, have a big list and let the group decide who should do each

• Discuss deadlines and expectations whenever possible so that there is clear understanding and less chance of slip-ups

• Reward individual contribution - always allow individual members to crossoff their own to-dos and enjoy that feeling of satisfaction; also, set-up a treat or allowance system for kids

For more tips on student time management and other topics, check out the Day Runner Success Center and be sure to visit the Day Runner online store for the latest deals on time management tools and solutions.



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