Spell out school year expectations with a "back to school contract"
Our kids start school after Labor Day, and I know that many around the country are already back in class. I can't seem to bring myself to write about "back to school" yet, given that I'm clinging desperately to the end of summer.
But this is such a brilliant idea, I had to share. Over at San Diego Momfia, Ooph shares her template for the "back to school contract" she and her kids sign each year outlining expectations and rules about homework, chores and free time. LOVE.
In my experience, spelling out expectations, rewards and consequences in black-and-white usually helps both kids and parents communicate -- and behave -- better.
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Read the full post at San Diego Momfia: Back To School Contract