HOW CAN I KEEP TRACK OF MY FAMILY’S ACTIVITIES SO I DON’T FORGET ANYTHING IMPORTANT?
Hold family meetings, preferably on Sunday nights, to go through the commitments and expectations for the coming week. The kids will know when parents might be out late, and parents will know the kids need poster board or have an extra practice.
A family meeting doesn’t have to be a formal, bring- outthe- gavel-type thing. It can be held over a casual meal like pasta. You can ask, “Jack, what tests do you have?” or “What do you have going on this week?”
Decision- making is key! Ask about what supplies everyone needs for the week and who is watching the younger kids when Mom will be home late from work, etc. Every minute of planning will save you 10 minutes of execution, so it’s time well spent.