Kids are BUSY!
Students today are busy! Figuring out how to fit everything in is a real challenge. Creating an after-school schedule can minimize stress, boost productivity, and help ensure that academic responsibilities are met without sacrificing extracurricular activities and personal time.
Every Sunday, start with a weekly calendar and map out extracurricular activities, appointments, and other responsibilities. Once the fixed pieces are in place, add homework blocks into the schedule, keeping in mind what works best for your child in terms of maximizing their productivity – times and places to get work done, for example. Then, as time allows, add in personal and self-care time. Of course, some flexibility may be required as things inevitably shift, but that’s just more executive function skill practice!