How do you fit it all in without losing track of yourself in the shuffle?
As a parent, you have your own schedule and work to worry about, plus making sure your kids get to where they are supposed to be, get their home work done, do well in school, socialize…..it’s a seemingly never-ending list.
Pre-planning can reduce stress and help you ease into the day. It’s easy to be so overwhelmed by it all that it’s hard to focus on what steps to take. Before you know it you are fully embroiled in stress. Here are just a few ideas we hope will help you have a more relaxed school year.
As a parent, you not only have to worry about getting yourself to work during the school year but now have more schedules than ever to juggle and your kids need your help as well. While we certainly don’t have the answers or a magic wand that you can wave and make it all easy and joyous, we do have some ideas that might help make back to school less stressful.
The morning rush to get to school is the first stress. What can you do the night before to be ready or have your child ready to walk out the door?
Going back to school brings excitement as well as anxiety for most children and even more so if they have various sensory needs. The following tips apply to all children and can help you and your children ease back into school
If your child fits into one of these groups, coping skills are even more important: ADD/ADHD, HSP (highly sensitive kids) and kids with SPD, sa href=”/blog/help-for-spd-sensory-processing-disorder/” target=”_blank”>sensory processing disorders, these 5 tips apply to ALL these groups and may be of help to all kids. Continue reading →
Teachers, Parents and Students:
Go Back to School as the Best You ever!
August always brought that bitter sweet feeling of saying goodbye to summer and ramping up for the school year, when I was an Occupational Therapist working with special needs kids. In those days, I found that I needed plenty of energy to get going in September. I still find after all these years that September, even more so than January, marks the beginning of a new year for me.
Whether you are a teacher, parent, student or not, September frequently marks a change from the slower pace of summer to the renewed vigor and stress of “everyday life”. Instead of New Year’s Resolutions which may come months too late to help you get through this busy time, how about a game plan for the new healthy Back to School for you and your children? Continue reading →