Have a back-to-school planning family meeting. Talk about your hopes and dreams for the coming year, your values and priorities (e.g., Do grades matter? Test scores? Having fun learning?), and responsibilities. Use a talking piece to be sure everyone gets a chance to hear and be heard.
Don’t let the beginning of the school year catch you by surprise! Take inventory of clothing and school supply needs and start adjusting sleep patterns to get back into a regular routine before the night before school starts.
Tip of the Day July 23
Create an indoor or outdoor obstacle course together, and then try it out. Time each person and aim for your personal best.
Tip of the Day July 22
Interview another family member. Ask them questions that you think future generations will want to know about them. Write them down and keep them in a special place.