School is just around the corner.  Here are a few ways to get your year off to a great start!

Get Organized
– Try apps like iHomework or MyHomeWork to help your kids organize assignments. Technology offer lots of options for keeping yourself and your kids organized with to-do lists and later reminds you when to do it!

– Create a dedicated space for your kids to store their school supplies and technology. Keeping things tidy for a less stressful living and working environment.

– Make a schedule. Research shows that you accomplish more when you have a routine. Create weekly a schedule and stick to it.

– Create a family calendar that tracks everyone’s activities and commitments. This helps everyone stay on the same page, and when we’re all in sync things run smother, helping you get through your day a little easier.

– Meal prep. Having something ready to go removes the daily stressor of what’s for dinner.

Prioritize Your Time
– Evaluate what tasks are most important. What needs to get done today, and what would be nice to get done today?

– Time management – Determine how long it takes to complete tasks, both for you and your kids. This helps time things properly to stay on schedule.

– Budget your time – Errands, studying, working out and to do’s around the house. If you do it – put it on the schedule. This keeps you on track when things get hectic. And don’t forget to put your scheduled in your fav app for daily reminders!

– Don’t over book – be realistic about what you can accomplish. When you budget time correctly, you’re able accomplish most of the things you have to do in a day, this leave you feeling satisfied and happier at the end of the day.

Schedule Down-time
– Create an after-school schedule that allows time for snack, relaxation, play and study.

– Establish “Family Time,” whether it’s during dinner or before bed. Connecting with your loved ones helps easy stress and increase connectivity, contributing to overall happiness.

– Schedule time for stress reducing activities. Be proactive to reduce stress. Take time to read or exercise. Do something you enjoy.

– Remove distractions like TVs and video game consoles during down time, as well as during your kids homework times. This makes tasks more effective.

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Jennifer McCallum

Thank you so much for stopping by this page to get to know a bit more about me and why I started Parent Guide Inc.

My business story started a way back in 2001…

…after the birth of my first daughter, I realized that an "all-in-one" resource guide for parents was needed, and fast! I designed the New Parent Resource Guide to fill a gap in the community for busy parents like myself. The New Parent Resource Guide offers an A-Z of key contacts for parents, caregivers, service providers, and health care professionals.  Working with key businesses and organizations in the community, we have also compiled much-needed articles, tips, and charts to answer all your parenting questions.

The latest addition to our family is the School Age Resource Guide to serve parents of children, 3 to 18 years!  This guide answers questions about: nutrition, bullying, curriculum, building self-esteem, and much more, as well as offering a full directory of local and national resources.

The Parentguide.ca website offers an “all-in-one” spot for parents to connect, add their own blog, and find needed resources in their community.  It is a site that educates and entertains and if you can't find somthing just ASK me.

I am here to serve YOU!  My hope is that you connect with our members, find comfort in their words, and share your own story. My goal is to see what I can do to help make life a bit easier for you.   You are why I do what I do!

I can’t wait to get to know you!  Comment below to tell me about yourself – then start blogging so we can find out what makes you get up in the morning!  Check out my blog too and I am sure you will be surprised what gets me out of bed each day!!!

Jennifer –  Mom and Publisher

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