My boys have been back to school for about 4 weeks now and I finally feel like we’re getting into a good routine for our days. It’s so important for my boys to have a daily routine they can count on, it helps to feel confident and comfortable when they know what to expect from the day.
I typically prep their school lunches the day before so I can be present during our morning routine. The boys know there are no screens in the morning before school but after they are ready for the day they are free to play or read until it’s time to leave.
In the afternoons they unpack their backpacks and then are free to relax for an hour or so until we have to start homework. They typically run to play with their little brother that they’ve missed throughout the day. We have a small snack and discuss the events of our day. It’s probably one of my favorite parts of the day because the little brothers are so excited to tell the big boys what they’ve been doing all day. I love to listen to them excitedly share what’s be going on while they were gone.
Having a routine helps our days run smoothly and reduce the amount of whining when they kids know what is expected of them. I actually think they look forward to their screen free mornings playing with their little brothers before they head off to school.
Juicy Juice has more great tip from author Meredith Sinclair on how to get your kids into the back-to-school routine.
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