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Now that we’re back to school we’re getting in the swing of things. Everything from homework to after school activities it seems our days are getting busier and busier. Having three girls in different grades is proving to be a little harder than I expected. Luckily my oldest being a tween has developed strong study skills so she just flies through her homework and is eager to learn. Our youngest just started Kindergarten and she’s already got homework and it’s our middle kiddo who has struggled the most after school.
Our third grader has always been a busy kid. Even as a baby she was always on the go so no no surprise to me that she’s the one who seems to have the hardest time settling into getting her work done. Over time there’s some things I’ve found that have really helped us to make homework less painful.
5 Tips To Make Homework Time Less Painful
- Start Early – I always tell my girls it’s best to get things done right away. There’s no reason to wait until the last minute because that’s how the stress with homework can spiral out of control. It’s best to get things done right after school so we can move on with our evening and after school activities.
- Change Of Scenery – My eight year old is notorious for being our daydreamer. She loves to take her work outside or even just cozy up with a blanket in her favorite chair. She doesn’t have to be confined to her desk as long as she’s able to type and write properly.
- Plan Ahead – Help your child develop a plan so they can take ownership over their own work. This also allows them to break projects into steps and it doesn’t become overwhelming.
- Have Fun – My third grader was really struggling with her spelling words. We used magnets with letters and even shaving cream to have fun with the words. Sure enough she was excited about working on those spelling words.
- Fuel Up – Raising smart kids also means raising healthy kids. Whether you’re on the go or just needing to fuel up after school we like to stop by CVS Pharmacy to fuel up on healthy snacks.
What we like about CVS Pharmacy is that I can run into our neighborhood store on the way home from school and let my girls pick out their own snacks. It’s such a small gesture but it works wonders for our roughest homework days. They have such a wide variety of healthy snacks and foods that are orange, GMO-free, all natural and of course they also have other favorites like jerky too. Having healthy filling snacks means that my girls can focus more on the things they need to do after school, like homework.