Back to school season can be stressful and busy for parents and kids alike. So, the question becomes, how do you stay connected during this busy time?
Make a game out of asking about their day
Lots of kids will groan if you ask them the generic, “What happened at school today?” question. Instead, make a game out of it by matching different questions to different numbers, and then having kids pull playing cards. Whatever number is on the card is the question they have to answer.
Ask questions at bedtime
If you don’t want to ask questions as a game, here’s four simple questions to ask as you tuck the little ones into bed.
- What was your favorite part of today?
- What was your least favorite?
- Do you have any questions about today?
- How did you show kindness today?
Introduce kids to cell phones by negotiating rules
Giving young children their first phone doesn’t have to be stressful. Involve them in the decision to set boundaries and rules for cell phone use.
Make a tech curfew
Letting kids stare at bright screens until bedtime can interfere with their sleep. Make sure to set a time when tech use has to stop.
Give kids morning cue cards
Are your kids struggling with their routine? Make little cards for them, instructing them what order they should complete tasks in and at which time.
With these tips from us at Steet Ponte Mazda, back to school season doesn’t have to be so hectic.