8 Back to School Tips

How can we help children form habits that will help them handle this load, without our constant nagging and supervising?
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    There is no magic, one-size-fits-all solution for habits. The same is true for kids
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    We’re all more likely to do something if it’s easy to do it.
    So make it easy for your child to stick to a habit. If you want him to hang up his coat, clear out the closet so there’s plenty of room, or put in hooks that are quicker to use than hangers. {Read more here: http://bit.ly/2cyBxwK }
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    We’re less likely to do something if it’s a pain.
    If you want him to stop sneaking cookies, put the cookies in a hard-to-open container on a high shelf. If you want her to stop hitting the snooze alarm in the morning, put the alarm clock across the room, so she has to get out of bed to turn it off.
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    Don’t assume that because something works for you.
    People are very different from each other, but we parents often try to make our children form the habits that work for us. Pay close attention to how that child works best. {Read more here: http://bit.ly/2d6nfsB }
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    For some people, it’s too hard to have a little bit of something, or to do something for a little while. They find it easier to give something up altogether.
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    If you want your children to adopt a habit, adopt that habit yourself.
    If you want them to be organized in the morning, be organized yourself. If you want them to go to sleep on time, go to sleep on time yourself. If you want them to put down their devices and read a book, put down your device. {Read more here: http://bit.ly/2cpEemV }
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    It’s easier to stick to our good habits when we have a strong foundation.
    That means getting enough sleep; not letting yourself get too hungry; getting some exercise; and (for most people) keeping our physical space reasonably orderly. {Read more here: http://bit.ly/2cXiUol }
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    Determine your childs' personality tendency.
    Is your child an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel? {Take the quiz & learn more here: http://bit.ly/2cL14pl }