Summer vacation is over and the kids are returning to the classroom. Do you struggle with adjusting sleeping, eating, and homework schedules? Is it hard to get back in the mode of getting kids to and from school? How about adjusting chore responsibilities or paying attention to your student's time management skills? Oh yeah, and family time, when does that happen? With the kids back in school the whole family will be readjusting their routines of daily living and we've got tips to help make it a smooth transition from summer to school again.
IN-STUDIO GUESTS: Host Shana Sheehy speaks with two women in the studio today who have good ideas for families who are managing these changes right now.
• Dr. Joan Bohmann has been a school psychologist in the Anchorage School District since 1981, and she is the former director of professional standards for the National Association of School Psychologists.
Back to School Tips for Parents (Via: National Association of School Psychologists)
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- When I Was Young - In this ongoing series we ask adults what they remember about their childhoods, and this time they tell us what they recall about going back to school, back in the day. [Full story]
- Migrant Education Programs - As classes get underway at school districts around the state, some students will still be away commercial or subsistence fishing. Those students qualify for extra help when they do come to school, and over the summer too. [Full story]
- KTDontheGO - This week Erin Kirkland gets us fired up for the Tuesday Night races at Kincaid Park in Anchorage as part of a larger message about families getting into a good exercise routine. [Full story]