Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Back-to-school survival tips (And a sweepstakes)

 Hey, kids (And moms)! 
Summer is flying by quickly and school will be upon us before we know it. Master Lock has challenged me to list a few back-to-school survival tips, so here they are:

  • Make sure you stock up on essential school supplies and gear while the sales are happening (many stores like Staples, CVS and Walgreens have already started their weekly deals).
  • Contemplate coming up with a monthly (Or even weekly) menu plan to help organize your meals. I have found that when I have a plan the week runs much more smoothly.
  • Discuss the goals you have for the year with your children. When everyone is on the same page, and working towards a common goal "Schoolwork" is more productive. Show them that there is a return on their "investment" in learning.
  • Pick up some sort of planner to make sure that important days/dates/assignments don't get forgotten.
  • As a homeschooling parent, one of the things I try to instill in my children is a love of learning. Regardless of what your child's school situation is, the love of learning is certainly something that can be fostered at home, and encouraged by parents.  
  • Be an example~ take a class yourself, pick up a good book and read, do some research on the internet about something that interests you. If your children see YOU enjoying learning, they will naturally pick that habit up. :) 
For more tips visit Master Lock on facebook
You can also enter Master Lock sweepstakes(With prizes like school supplies, an ipad, and bank gift cards to name a few) and find more information about their back-to-school video series , as well as the newest and coolest Master Lock back-to-school accessories,

Disclosure of Material Connection: This post is an entry into a contest for a Master Lock back-to-school prize pack as a member of the Mom Bloggers Club


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