Back to school time is here! What comes to mind when you think of “back to school”? I think of new teachers, new classmates, new expectations and new adventures.

Traditional back to school time brings excitementa little worry and hope However, this school year is different. In fact, worry is at the forefront of many parents minds this year. We hope to help you create a school year that minimizes your fears and brings a positive and exciting year of learning for your children.

As a parent, you have the ability to set the tone in your home for a successful school year. In particular, establishing strategies from the beginning will help your children remain focused and lead them toward a positive school year!

Here are a few ideas to help you along the way!

Set Goals

Work together with your child to develop goals and expectations for this school year. Make sure these goals are simple, clear and realistic for your child. Once your goals are set, post them in a well-trafficked area so they are visible and a constant reminder for your child. After a few weeks, reassess each goal.

Get Organized

Establishing organizational systems is the key to success and to minimize chaos.  There are many ways to staying organized. Use a calendar system, filing system, white boards, launch center and take the time for a weekly clean sweep sessions.

Get In A Routine

Establish an after-school routine for your child. Give them breaks doing something that they enjoy. Be sure to include a nutritious snack so they will have the energy to focus on their school work.

We hope these tips help you to have a great year!

About Finish Line Tutoring

Mr. Howard is a Connecticut Certified Teacher with over 15 years of classroom and tutoring experience, including at the renowned Joel Barlow High School Writing Center, Greenwich Education Group and Danbury Adult Education. Call us today or visit our contact form to schedule an appointment!