It’s about a month into the school year and you’ve probably gotten into some type of family routine (or not). Some kids may be excited to be back in school, while others are already counting down the days to summer vacation (183, 182, 181…). Either way, homework is often a battlefront for parents, even if their children are good students and like school. Things come up—friends, activities, clubs, sports, church, synagogue, TV—things that grab your children’s attention. Before you knowRead More →

Kids heading back to school? Feeling the pinch—financial and time constraints—already? Take a deep breath and count to ten. You’ll be all right. Here are some tips to help you transition to the routine after summer break. 1) Hold a family meeting to discuss schedules. This is especially important if you have several children and they attend different schools (elementary, middle, and/or high school). Set a time that everyone agrees to for being outside to catch the school bus orRead More →