4 Tips to Start the School Year off Right!

Every parent wants their child’s school year to be successful. For that to happen, you have to start the school year off right – for both yourself and your child. Here are some new school year tips to make it a great year!

Know your child’s friends

Get to know their new friends! Listen to how they interact with one another and how they get along. If you don’t like what you’re seeing, jump in. By ignoring bad behaviour from your child’s new friends, it will make them think that it is okay to act this way.

Schedule a time for homework

For some, they like to get their homework done ASAP and for others they like to relax after a long day at school and work on their homework after dinner. It doesn’t matter when you decide to schedule “homework time” but make sure it stays consistent. This will help your child get into routine to help make sure there is enough time to complete their school work.

Get your kids involved in at least on extra-curricular activity

It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it gives your child the opportunity to interact with their peers, make new friends, and have a hobby to call their own.

Eat at least two dinners together twice a week

This can get tricky with sports, lessons, and long work days. But, it is very important to have your family sit down together a few times a week – this has been proven to lead to healthier kids, happier families, and a better family bond.

What are some tips and tricks you have to make sure the school year runs smoothly? Post in the comments below!