time to get ready to return to school. Next week, the lives of your family
members will change drastically. A little preparation among the members of the
family can help to make the transition smooth.
Procedure for papers into and out of the house
Designate a place for all children to put papers that parents have to see. It
can be a folder, box, or basket. Parents train their children that they will
look only in this one spot -- no rifling through backpacks or looking under
each child has a folder, also in a designated place, where the parent places the
signed papers and permission slips. Itís the childís responsibility to check
the folder for papers returned to it.
Procedures for homework and study
most common advice is that children should have a quiet place, away from the
hubbub of family life, in order to do their assignments. But this may not be the
best solution for children who may not have had free time in their own home, in
their room, or with their parents. This time is important to children and it
gives them a sense of wellbeing and comfort.
Furthermore, it is very likely that he is going to want nothing more than to be
near a caring parent - probably mom - during the time he gets home from school.
Sending him to his room to do his homework by himself may be construed as a
Parents need to recognize and provide for this. The best way to be sure that
homework is completed is by providing an area that has all the paper, pencils,
erasers, crayons, rulers, and other supplies needed to complete homework. But
instead of having this in childrenís bedrooms, or in a playroom located in
another part of the house, consider placing this in the dining room or kitchen,
close to the parent who is preparing the familyís dinner.
child - or several children, as the case may be - may take an hour to complete a
ten-minute assignment. But the socialization with siblings and parents is a
necessary part of his day.