It’s official! Labor Day has passed and we are headlong into the 2014-2015 school year. How are you feeling about it? Are you excited to get back into a routine or are you dreading the demands of the school schedule?
For many small beings the summer was a time to integrate everything they learned last year. It was a time for them to relax without the stress of rules, demands and desk chairs. Now, they need to get back into the routine....and it follows that so do you! Small beings thrive on structure and the routine of the school year is great for them. As you know, it's vitally important for us big beings to make sure that routines are in place everywhere, not just in school.
Think about the areas where you had the most challenges last school year: Was it getting everyone out the door on time in the morning? Was it getting to bed? Was it overall compliance after a long school day?
Be proactive and put some thought into how to make these areas successful from the beginning. Maybe you need a strong bedtime routine. Maybe you need some house rules.
If you are not sure where to start or you would like some more guidance, well, you are in luck! My Behavior Boost for Parents program starts September 15th. We'll talk about where your family's behavior is today, where you want it to be and how to get there. The week focuses on actionable steps to change behavior. You will receive an email from me each morning of the program where I'll lay out the lesson for the day. By the end of the week you'll come away with a toolkit to set the school year off right. Check out more details here.
Ideas into Action:
Pick three behaviors you are going to be proactive about for this school year and put a plan in place.
Check out my Behavioral Boost for Parents. I would love for you to join me on the journey to make this year exceed the last.
Leave your feedback, experiences and thoughts in the comment section below this post or email me directly at DrMarcie@BehaviorAndBeyond.net with your behavior insights!
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