Why It's OK to Rifle Through Your Child's School Backpack! by Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds

Parenting
a year ago

I can’t tell you how much I’ve found when I look in my kids’ backpacks! Everything from a report card to a medical form. That’s why every day after school, it’s a good idea to go through your child's backpack with him or her to find homework and things like permission slips or other notices from school. 

As your child grows, remind him or her to check it on their own. The goal is to get them used to the daily check and become responsible for it themselves, so they learn to take ownership. That way, “the dog ate my homework” is no longer a valid excuse!

start discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Back-to-School Anxiety Is Real: How to Help Your Child!

The Key to Raising "Better" Kids: It May be Easier Than You Think!

Want Those Back-to-School Items Tax Free? Check This Out!

To My Child: You May Have Lost the Race, But I’ve Never Been Prouder