Just about any morning for a family with school-age children can be a tricky balancing act, but especially weekday mornings. Scrambling to find homework, rushing to make breakfast and solving fashion disasters as the clock ticks away can add a lot of unnecessary stress. Chaotic mornings can result in tempers flaring and being late for school or work. Sound familiar? It doesn’t have to be this way. Bring peace and harmony back to your mornings with a little prep the night before and a new morning routine. Follow these seven simple habits for a better, calmer morning.
Starting school can be a difficult time for normal kids, let alone for a child who has limited cognitive, social and other developmental skills. Like other kids, children on the spectrum also feel the same excitement and anxiety. This change can be difficult for them: the scenery, the people, their responsibility as students, co-existing with others and so on. This often leads to sudden (and somehow negative) changes in behavior.
When choosing a school for your child, you might rely on your own school experience or even stories from your parents about what school used to be like. It would surprise many to learn school is very different today, and families have far more choice in how their children are educated than they did years ago.
Many parents who we speak with ask us similar questions about the obstacles they face when it comes to their students and completing homework. Whether your child struggles with motivation, procrastination, or study skills, there are many different ways to tackle it all. Here is a list of FAQs regarding these struggles and our recommendations of how to help.
Calgary’s Child Magazine © 2017 Calgary’s Child