Many families begin the school year with a fairly strict family schedule and the goal of making it the best school year ever. But daily life, commitments, and extra-curricular activities can make it easy for tweens and their parents to break the good school habits they established for themselves earlier in the year.
If you find yourself wrestling with that problem now would be a good time to reestablish those good school habits and school goals. Review your present schedule to see if your family has too many commitments, or look to see if your tween spends too much time in front of the television or the computer. If necessary, recreate your family schedule from scratch, making room for family time, homework and exercise.
It's easy to get distracted during a busy school year, but reevaluating how you spend your time will help your tween get back on track, and establish strong school habits for the rest of the year.
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