It is that time of year, the stores have their back to school clearance sales and school has started. It was a long summer and unless you are a parent, who has made it a point to provided schoolwork over the summer break your child may need some help to get back in the schoolwork groove. The U.S. Department of Education offers some General Homework Tips for Parents that may help the transition back into school and homework.
Another important issue to consider is getting children back into the routines needed for successful transitions back to school, homework and academic challenges. Important routines to reestablish should be bedtime, mealtime and after school routines.
A consistent bedtime helps to insure your children are properly rest and able to meet the challenges of each day at school. A consistent mealtime helps to establish and reinforce the other routines that surround meals times. It is also important to have healthy food at meals for your children. Children may love mac and cheese, but it does not offer much in the way of nutrition.
It is suggested to have a quiet time set aside, so your children get used to slowing down to do homework. After school, parents should set aside an allotted amount of time that should be quiet and without electronic devices such as television, computers, and telephone or MP3 players. The first couple of weeks your children may not get homework, have them do crafts or read for their quiet time, children should read every day for about half an hour anyhow. What are some of ways you get your children into the back-to-school routine?