Help Your Child Discover Their Planning Style

Planning is a simple skill with enormous benefits. The sooner a person develops the habit of planning, the better they’ll perform in school and in life. Show your kids how you use your planner. Teach them some basic time-management skills to help them see the importance of taking charge of their choices. Determine together what …

The 5 Senses: Help Your Kids Ease Back Into School Time

By Naomi Cook Do you remember that commercial for Staples where the Dad is skipping around, gleefully tossing school supplies into a shopping cart, with his sullen kids moving sluggishly behind him, while “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” is playing?  That was aired in mid-July!  Meanwhile, the school year for your children …

Managing Time

Once school starts up again, it’s back to the daily runaround. Between work schedules, homework, and extracurricular activities, there’s a lot of potential for schedule conflicts. Whether you’re keeping track of a once-a-week appointment or reminding yourself of the doctor’s visit you scheduled back in April, your planner is there to help you. And to …

First Day Mania

By the end of summer break most of us are ready for the steady cadence of school. We’ve improvised long enough. However, we also realize that we’ll miss the relaxed routine where even our scheduled events have room to slip. School and its associated activities have a much tighter grip on our time. So we …

Back to School Checklist: College

Get prepared for the semester now with this College Checklist. Heading away to college is quite the adventure. Use this checklist to make sure you don’t forget to pack or grab anything you may need for class or for your new dorm room.