Start the year off by reserving 45 minutes to sit down and load every event into your calendar. Be sure to have all of the calendars from class calendars to sports events. This year Eddie took the time to load everything into the Microsoft calendar and then send me an invite, so it automatically loaded on my calendar. By loading it before hand, this allows us to both be on the same page at all times.
If your style is using a paper planner, you can still accomplish this by taking the time to write everything down at one time. You can also set up a binder to keep in one spot in your home.
Some people like to keep this information in a binder, and that is fine. If you use the binder method, this would be the time to sit down and load all of your contacts.
Have one spot where all school supplies are kept, and the kids can access them quickly. There should be no excuse as to why they were unable to put a new pencil or notebook in their book bag for school the next day.
On Sunday sit down and come up with a plan for the week so they can take part in picking it out. There is nothing worse than having a ham sandwich every single day of the week. Let them choose when they want to by and when they want to take their lunch.
Have one spot where they do their homework. We can not sit in front of the tv with the noise and expect Trey to be able to stay focuses on his work. We have a quiet spot in the dining room for Trey to work. I also share in my video additional tips on how to help with this.
Tip # 10
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