We all love spending the summers with our kids. Going for ice cream, staying up late, night swimming, and barbecues, face it, many family memories are made during the summer. But join the band wagon of many parents counting down the days till school starts! The night before the first day of school is pretty much parenthood’s Christmas Eve.
With the kids heading back to school, it opens up a lot of opportunities! It’s fantastic getting back into a school routine, which is one of the parents favorite. During summer, your kids have no routine. It may seem like they can do whatever they want, when they want, to an extent of course. However when going back to school, they get out at a certain time, and from there you make the schedule. Maybe a routine such as getting picked up from sports, head home for dinner, shower, and homework. Whatever you choose your routine is, it will benefit you and your family more than you think. You will be more organized allowing you to get things done in a reasonable manner. Keep in mind, a routine may be difficult to adjust too initially for the first few days, but once you all got it down, you will breathe a sigh of relief.
With high school students “back to school” means applying for scholarships and saving for college. This is a major period in all of our lives and there is so much to prepare for.
Another thing parents love about their kids going back to school is no more costly summer camp. And if your child doesn’t attend summer camp, then no more hearing your kids say “I’m bored” every 10 minutes, and no more having to try to figure out everyday activities to keep them busy! You know what this means? More time for you! This may allow you to catch up on those things you didn’t manage to keep on top of while you were busy tending to the kids all summer. And if you have more than one child, you will most likely hear less bickering between them both. Since they will go their separate ways during the school year, they won’t be together almost every minute of the day, so it possibly could strengthen their friendship as well.
Parents are either rejoicing when their children head back to school or they are tearful because they will miss them. Either way, look at the bright side. It benefits both of you! It opens up many new opportunities! Getting back into that routine will make you feel less stressed about things, and you’ll be able to get more stuff done you’ve been putting off. You kids will be happier because they won’t be bored sitting at home anymore. Hooray for back to school!