Consider with me just for a moment what this could look like in your home as the new school year starts:
- As kids arrive home from school they are less likely to take off their shoes and throw them in random places if they know it is expected of them to put them in their bedroom closet.
- The same is true for their book bags, papers, lunch box, etc. Things are less apt to be scattered all over the house when boundaries have been set. They don’t ever have to wonder where things should go and the bonus is that they don’t have to spend needless time looking for their belongings.
- Bedtimes are enforced to assure our children get ample amount of rest so they can learn better.
It’s always a win-win situation.
Here are a few things to implement as boundaries for your child
The more structure you place in your day, the less stressful it will be. I don’t know about you, but when my boys were little I appreciated being able to take them to school and drop them off knowing we were all on good terms. The amount of guilt you feel driving away from the school early in the morning after having had a very rough morning makes everyone miserable.
It doesn’t have to be like that. Set boundaries!
What boundaries do you already have in place that help your household run smoothly? What boundaries do you think you’ll be implementing this new school year?
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