If your kids are anything like mine, they’ll need a complete sleep overhaul. The later nights mean later mornings. I usually try to start the kids going to sleep a little earlier each night, for about a week, before the first day of school. Nothing to drastic, I don’t want to throw their little bodies into shock. About 20 to 30 minutes earlier each day, until they get back to their regular school night bed time, should do the trick.
If you have shied away from this task, that’s understandable. Parenting can feel like the loneliest job in the world. Take heart! You are not alone. Don’t give up! There are concepts you can embrace that will help bring order and calm back into your precious family life as well as your child’s school days.
As soon as he was clear of the classroom he paused once more, turning ever so slightly as he passed through the doorway. What he found surprised him, for as his eyes scanned the room in search of her, he found she sought him back. He allowed his lips to curl up in the faintest of smiles. She excited him. Her lustrous deep brown eyes made him catch his breath with an anticipation of what it would be like to have those sensual, moist lips press firmly against his. Not that that would ever happen. At least aside from his most intimate of dreams.
Please hear me carefully. I am NOT telling you to baby your children. Instead, I am asking you to consider creating a culture of family that is so strong and vital that you might find you have fewer overall school problems and what challenges you are faced with will respond more effectively with the consequences you choose.
Set up a subject list and allow your child to choose from a list of electives as well. After all, school can’t be just English and History. Allow your child to help determine the order of the classes and how they want the semesters set up. For instance, you can choose to teach the same classes all year, or teach half the classes one semester and the other half the next semester.
Although the custodial parent has most say over the child’s life, he/she also has duties. It is his/her job to make sure the kids have a place to live. Transportation to doctor’s appointments and school activities is important. Adequate clothing and food are the responsibility of the custodial parent. Helping the child grow into a responsible adult is mainly the custodial parent’s obligation.
Students in public or private schools normally keep all school supplies in their book bags or their lockers at school. For home school children, the locker and book bag are known as home. However, there needs to be distinct differences between the home and school environment.