RICHMOND, Va. -- With the start of the school year right around the corner, now is the time to start getting your family back into a routine.
Educational Consultant Rachel Gladstone, M.Ed., M.S. Counseling of Westhampton Family Psychologists says you should start adjusting bedtimes routines and keeping consistent mealtimes up to two weeks in advance.
Gladstone advises families to post a daily schedule that goes beyond the school day.
She suggests making sure you include time for what matters to you and your family when you're creating your new schedule.
"We know that when people feel good about how they're spending their time and that their time is connected to their core values that they're happier!" Gladstone said. "And that when we're happy we're more successful both academically and in life in general."