My friend Tatanisha, over at A Worthey Read recently wrote an awesome post titled, “This school year, I promise to…” all about what she’s doing this school year to make sure her kids have a successful school year.
I really, really, really love this idea. So, I decided to do a similar post here on The Mom with Moxie. My goals revolve around three categories: Schedules, Involvement and Homework.
I will create and stick to schedules for morning routines, as well as after-school routines. We often have a hard time getting out of the house on time, and with minimal headache – in the mornings. For the longest time, I’ve been meaning to create a schedule for us to stick to. I find, that with Dylan’s ADHD, schedules are super important when it comes to him staying on task. I plan on typing it up and posting it in his room and around the house so it’s always front of mind for him. I plan on doing the same for the after-school hours as well so bath and bed times aren’t such a struggle.
I will be more involved in school-parenting activities. Since I’m a full-time work-out-of-home mom, I can’t be involved in daytime activities like being class mom and volunteering for field trips. However, I will volunteer in any evening and/or weekend activities I can.
I will make sure Dylan gets all his homework done, before the night before the due date. At his school, they hand out homework packets on Monday and the kids are expected to get them completed and turn them in that next Monday. My goal is always to divide the homework up over the week, so it’s not such a large amount. However, we don’t always make sure that happens and then he’s spending all day and night on Sunday getting it done. Add in time for checking and correction and you have a very stressful Sunday. Also, since he has a bit of trouble with math, we’ll be getting him a tutor to help.
Despite it being more hectic, I’m actually looking forward to the school year. I can’t wait to put my goals into action.