How do you prepare for stressful times in your life? Balancing it all can be quite a circus act. I can relate.
I remember back to school time being very fun and exciting for my kids, but it was usually extremely busy and chaotic for me. Gathering school supplies, going to “Meet the Teacher” night, reviewing the kiddos’ schedules with them, easing their worries, and containing their enthusiasm kept our homelife busy. Because I was teaching at the time, I was also busy getting my classroom ready for my incoming students, which was both exciting and exhausting. I loved my job and always tried to make everything just right for my students. I wanted to make sure my students had an organized classroom experience and my kids had a stress-free transition into their own classrooms. Needless to say, life was really busy.
I know not all of you are in education, but I am sure many of you are busy juggling other careers, managing a household, and experiencing life. As a working mom, I have to spend time getting myself organized and plan things out in advance. I need structure and routine to calm life’s unexpected storms.
Tips to keep YOURSELF organized:
Tips to keep YOUR KIDS organized:
The more prepared you and your child are, the less stressed out you will both be. Be sure to communicate with your child about what to expect during this transitional time.
What I have learned: The more organized you are, the better prepared you will be for life transitions.
Tania Farran is an educator, mom, business owner, and an author. Her blogs tell about balancing all of these things in life! Laugh or cry with her and maybe learn a thing or two.