Life is far too busy, and while many parents breathe a sigh of relief that the long summer break is over, we also wonder how we can possibly get everything done in the afternoons and after school that we need. An after school routine is very important to every family so that we can all: make sure all the papers get signed, supplies get purchased, homework gets done, family time together, extracurricular activities are attended and so that mornings can run more smoothly. Less mess in the mornings, but having a after school routine that works for your family also means less stress.
Every family is different, but there are a few basics to incorporate into your after school routine. You may need to create your own order and determine the amount of time you can spend on each tasks, but each one of these suggestions can save you and your children time and stress.
Creating an After School Routine: Homework Help
Review homework/school papers each night long before baths and bedtime. By then you and your children are tired and ready for bed, by reviewing early you are fresh, corrections can be made and you can move on with your evening.
Creating an After School Routine: Snack Time
Make time for snacks. Children are hungry when they come home. continue reading Parenting Tips for Creating an After School Routine