It’s that time of year again! The leaves are changing, the weather is cooling down, and the kids are heading back to school. For parents, this can be a hectic time as they try to juggle their own busy schedules with their kids’ new school schedules. Here are 4 tips to help both parents and kids find balance this school year:
- Afterschool Activities
One way to help your child find balance is to sign them up for afterschool activities that they enjoy. This will give them a chance to participate in activities that they’re passionate about while also staying on top of school work, staying active and meeting new friends! There are a variety of afterschool activities available, so take some time to research what’s available and find something that your child will love.
- Homework Hubs at Home
Another way to help your child find balance is by creating homework hubs at home. Dedicated spaces for homework can help reduce distractions and make it easier for kids to focus on their work. Plus, it’ll give you a designated spot to check their homework and ensure that it’s getting done.
Psst! Registration for our Fall session is open now! Dance and music lessons are a great way for kids to stay active while also expressing themselves creatively. At APA, we offer classes for both dance and music starting NOW . Free trials are available for group classes so that you can explore what we have to offer before committing to a class. Visit our registrtion page or give us a call today to learn more!
- Family Dinners Together
Make family dinners a priority this school year! Not only will it be a chance for your family to reconnect after a busy day, but it’ll also give you an opportunity to talk about your day and hear about your child’s day. Family dinners are also a great way to get everyone involved in meal planning and preparation. It’s not always possible to do this every night, but take the time on Fridays and Sundays to reconnect at the end of the week and before the new one begins!
- Staying Organized
This one is for the parents! One of the best ways to find balance as a parent is by staying organized. Make sure you have a calendar where you can keep track of all of your upcoming events and deadlines. And don’t be afraid to ask for help! Delegating tasks to other family members or hiring a babysitter can take some of the pressure off of you and allow you more free time to focus on other things.
By following these tips, you can help your child have a successful school year while also maintaining a healthy balance in your own life. Back-to-school time can be hectic, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. With a little planning and preparation, you can make this school year the best one yet!
INTRODUCING our new fall class, The Wizard of Oz musical! This 10-week class will take place on Mondays & Fridays, October 3rd – December 9th, and conclude with a performance of The Wizard of Oz on December 11th!This class, for students ages 5 to 18, will meet twice a week to learn behind-the-scenes technical production skills, musical theater choreography & singing, teamwork, and acting & performance skills. Sign your student up today and take advantage of our $20 off early bird special, before it ends on September 21st! Click below for all the details!