Back to school can be a busy time for parents. We all have a lot on our plate, but as much as our kids can have anxiety about having new teachers or meeting new friends, parents also can find themselves stressed out trying to get everything together. Try out these tips to streamline the back to school process and enjoy your autumn in Northern Colorado!
1. Try to do back to school shopping during non-peak hours and days. Everyone seems to do their back to school shopping at the same time. If possible, try shopping during the middle of the day or on a Tuesday or Wednesday. With many parents still working from home, this could be easier than ever to find time during the day.
2. Go on any school tours or get-togethers before classes begin. Not only does this give you and your child an idea of what to expect, but it gives you a chance to meet other parents and children before the year starts. Your child will be much more comfortable when school starts if they have been to the school before or met some other kids.
3. Discuss classes and homework with your children every night. No matter what age your kids are, talking with them about their daily homework not only encourages them to finish it, it allows them to discuss the purpose of what they are learning and makes you more aware of their routine.
4. Involve your children in after-school activities or sports. These kinds of activities encourage social activity, making friends, and learning new interests and hobbies. In addition, as a parent it lets you connect with other parents and organize overlapping schedules to reduce anxiety and stress.
I'm Brad, owner of Colorado Real Estate Pros. This blog will talk more about my day-to-day as a Fort Collins Realtor, and my life as well. Enjoy!