Have you been in the stores lately?
A few weeks ago – like early July – I was in some crafts stores looking for yarn with a friend. They had Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas stuff in already! Wow. Isn’t it still summer vacation?
Anyway, the one thing that is coming up for most of us is getting ready to go back to school. Making that transition from easy summer days to the structure and schedule that school brings.
Some parents find that a gradual easing into getting up early and getting moving in the morning makes it easier to really do it when school starts. My kids always voted for enjoying every last lazy summer day they could and then just struggling through a day or two of it’s-hard-to-get-up-cause-I’m-tired days.
One thing you can start doing now is getting the school supplies together and start working on an organizational strategy that will work. My advice is to go for the simplest solution. For me, that’s one pocket folder for any papers going to or from school. The left side is for returning papers, the right side for those going home.
Also start thinking ahead to what your family schedules look like for the fall. Most families have activities outside of school as well as school related ones. Take some time now to see how busy you’ll be and if things need to be re-worked.
Also consider the Cozi Family Calendar. I’ve been using this app since it came out and I love it. For my family, it’s just me that uses it, but I can still send reminders to my family members to remind them of appointments or obligations.
I like that it’s available on just about any platform – for me that’s a Mac, an iPod touch, an Android phone and my Nook. And it’s free.
Think back to the previous school year. (That was only a couple of months ago.) What did you or your family or ADD Student struggle with? See if you can come up with some different approaches for this year.
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Note: This is not a paid endorsement for Cozi, nor did they ask me to write this. I truly do use their product and love it. And when I find something that works, I like to pass it on.