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10 Ways to Prepare for the End of the School Year

Are you prepared for those last, hectic weeks of school? These 10 tips will help your family through the May and June chaos. Take a deep breath and focus on keeping yourself and your family organized and excited for summer.

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Manage Spring Fever

As school winds down, end-of-the-year events — from music recitals to sports banquets — clog the calendar. But the academic year isn't over yet! Making sure your kids finish with their best effort — when their efforts are required in so many different areas — can be quite a challenge.

Stick with the routine
Try your best to stick with your child's regular after-school routine. Set homework rules and check to make sure she's still meeting deadlines. If a progress report says your child's work isn't getting done, make a plan with her to ensure a strong finish.

Address stress
If your child is showing symptoms of end-of-year stress — not eating or sleeping well or being irritable — you may want to talk to him about ways to handle the pressure of juggling too many balls.

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