School is back at it again and go families, it could be such a good but a crazy thing. For some stay-at-home moms it would be such a good thing since they would be able to go back to having a routine all school year, and that means they would also have the chance to find some time to relax by keeping the house clean in peace.
Then again, it could also be something crazy since that would mean the family would have to share a vehicle, especially if there are more than three kids in the family who goes to school plus if both parents are actually working. This would make things even more complicated if there is one family car. Here are a couple of tips and tricks that could help your family out this school season.
Set The Rules
One of the very first things you must remember as a parent is that you might want to set some rules for your family when it comes to riding. School can be pretty hectic especially if they are actually old enough to join some extracurricular activities, and if you and your spouse are both working, things would be pretty complicated as well.
The rules must actually be set for everyone’s approval but mostly the parents, one thing that must be on it is to be considerate and sensitive enough to think about the other family members.
If a sibling has to leave early then the others might need to be a little earlier than usual as well since it would be convenient to just do a one-way trip. Since this may not happen often, everyone must be considerate as an example of being sensitive enough to care.
This would teach your children to learn how to be unselfish as well as to adjust when they need to, and it might happen to them as well. It is also best to set a rule about getting up on time as well as going home unless there is an activity that needs to be done after school.
Have Sync and Share Calendar
This would all then lead to the entire family must be having an in sync calendar of everyone’s schedules and it must always be updated. If you want to do it the old fashion but extremely effective way, they have your schedule be upon the door of the fridge so that everyone would see it. That is because at some point during the day, everyone would eventually go to the fridge at least once.
Then again, since we are in the digital age and kids would most likely be on their mobile phones and tablets anyways, have your schedule and sync it to everyone. There are actually a few apps out there that you should try out since some of them would literally sync the family’s schedule and would notify everyone if someone updated it and changed a schedule.
This is the best way for parents to be able to keep track of what your children are doing as well as to not forget anyone’s schedules. This would make everything organized as long as everyone actually cooperates. Letting your children know to update any changes at least a week before the change would be best since everyone would have to adjust.
Do A Carpool
There would be instances that schedules might be overlap and someone has to sacrifice. Then again, it would also be ideal if you ask a neighbor that you trust to do a carpool for your child if ever they have the same child who goes to the same school. This doesn’t really gauge to be a regular thing, but it is pretty convenient so always be nice to your neighbors.
Try The School Bus
Last but definitely not the least is for your kids to ride a school bus. Some parents try to avoid letting their kids ride a school bus especially if they could still manage. Then again, some parents actually prefer to send their kids to school via school bus since it would help their kids’ social skills as well as help them become more independent by not relying on their parents giving them a ride.