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12 New School Year Resolutions

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Stick with an After-School Routine


Having an after-school routine may sound counterintuitive (the kids have had structure all day in school!) — but hear me out. If your child gets in the habit of unpacking his bag, going over his assignments, and making sure he has all the materials he needs, that saves you from having to track down the school janitor at 7 p.m. when you realize your youngster forgot his science book. Routines = organization = happy Mom.

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