School is starting!! Would you like to make the school year easier? Here are a few suggestions:
Kids backpack checklist- JDaniels4mom has a great checklist that helps your child take charge of their own backpack organization. This is great to teach organization skills and responsibility.
Organizer of art work- HGTV created these easy clip art rails so that you can post your kids artwork or papers.
In my own preparation for back to school, I have created 4 things that I think will be helpful.
1- I created a label which I will put in my kids shirts for the first week of school. On the label I have their bus number in case they forget. If you have kids with allergies you could write their allergies on the label as well. I think you could write any information that you think is important for the first school day.
2- I created a color coded schedule so that my kids know what they are doing everyday.
3- I went crazy with magnet tape strips and attached anything that created a stressful mess for me last year. Stressful mess for me= anything that gets lost easily which causes frustration when I need it. Note that I have a clip for things that need to be signed and returned. I apologize for the quality of these pictures so you probably cannot read the clip well. The clip says "stuff mom or dad have to sign, do or make". I downloaded it from here
4- I created a bag for each after school activity. This helps my child and myself be more organized. We are often in a hurry so we will keep all the stuff we need in each bag so that we can just grab the bag and go. To make the bags I went to a craft store, bought appropriate bags, iron ons, & decorations.
I hope this gives you some ideas on getting ready for the school year.
Sabrina Bowen, LMFT
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