Today I share my top tips for families making the transition back into the new school year.
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Welcome back this is a Wednesday edition of the show. Just finished up with two incredible live interviews on block talk radio, if you didn't have a chance to listen. Tune in tomorrow to the main website thinkingforwardtv.com, where you can download an mp3 recording, tomorrow though last set of interviews for this year is, we have done this about 3 weeks in a row. If you haven't tuned in yet, tomorrow is the time to tune in. Guest number one, attending in specific Michele Borba. Now, if you don't know that name, you will after tomorrow. She is the resident parenting expert for the today’s show. And on her ninth book, which is a huge feat in and of itself. So not going to want to miss her tips, that at 10:20 another guest and finally at 10:40 our last and final guest. So you are going to want to tune in for tomorrows show. Now, today’s topic, tips for day 1, week 1 and month number 1. I have already done the day 1 tip. So if you haven't seen that show, scan back through or do a quick search, day 1 tips. But I give you my top tips and that is for you parents, call someone and share your excitement for day 1 of the school year. Whether that's like, the kids have gone back to school and I am so excited. Now, I get a little time for myself or I can't believe that my child is what a lot of people are saying now. On twitter, I am reading the end of the middle school link, I can't believe my child has started middle school and still others are shedding tear today, is my child started middle school and the idea you can't believe they have grown up that fast. So whatever the emotion is, call someone and share that with them, okay you'll make a huge difference in your day, just to have a conversation about day 1. Now week 1, get out your family's desktop calendar, if you don't have it already, there is no excuse for you. Go down and spend a $3 and buy, the month that grants desktop calendar. Because at the end of week one, you need to celebrate and whether that means, going out, for a dinner, that means putting together everybody's favorite and cooking at home, going out to see movie, going to the park and doing something that everybody enjoys during the day trip, whatever it is celebrate it, because getting back in school for this first week, that is a huge accomplishment, okay, you know everybody is struggling without routine from week number 1, so you are going to want to celebrate, that's week1. Month 1, now it's time to kind of reflect back, how do we do with weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4, there are things going the way, that we said, we wanted them to go, is our family vision still intact. Okay and the vision again, was how do we want to be this year. We said, we wanted to be relax, but yet excited. We said, we wanted to be connected as a family not distant. Are those the things that you are choosing to do? Are your activities keeping a lot of that vision or have you got a way over here, like sign up for five or six different activities and nobody ever gets to seeing each and you haven't, you can't even remember last time, you shared a meal together, that can happen and if you don't take the time that we access after the first month, you are six months down the road and you look across the table and you are like don't even recognize your kids face, right? It can happen like that especially during the middle school and high school year. So month number one, take time to reflect, those are your tips for today, come back tomorrow, I have more for you then. Take care.