Summer fun is coming to an end soon, and kids will be heading back to school before you know it. Transitioning from a summer schedule to an organized school environment can take some adjustment. Sometimes it can be difficult for children and parents, so here are some things to keep in mind to make things run as smoothly as possible.
#1: Get back on a routine.
A couple of weeks before school starts, begin the gradual shift back to earlier bedtimes. It is essential to ensure your children get enough sleep nightly – particularly when it comes to school. If the kids were used to staying up later during the summer or had no set schedule for bedtime, institute a bedtime and stick with it.
#2: Model confidence.
Heading back to school, or starting a new school, can cause anxiety for many kids. As a parent, you can help ease the worries or school jitters by modeling confidence for your child. Sometimes, anxious parents can translate to anxious kids. Encourage your kids to communicate with you and talk about their feelings. Showing your support will help them get the tools they need to head into a new school year with confidence and certainty to succeed.
#3: Hire a nanny.
Let’s face it: life is busy. Sometimes, you need an extra hand to help lighten the load. A qualified nanny who loves and cares for your kids can be a true gift! A nanny can help with transportation, provide care before and after school, and even help with homework and household duties. Finding the right nanny can take a little time, so start your search as soon as possible. That way, you can onboard your new employee, have some time for them to get to know your children, and make sure they are up to date on their new duties.
Once you hire your nanny, make sure you get all their new hire paperwork sorted out immediately. The paperwork ensures you are doing everything by the book and you are paying them legally. It not only helps protect your employee, but also provides you won’t be held liable for unpaid taxes, which could lead to hefty fines, penalties, and back tax payments.
If you are new to the world of household employment, we understand it can feel overwhelming at first. There is a lot to learn about – especially when it comes to payroll and filing taxes. That’s where our team of experts at HomeWork Solutions can step in. We have been working with household employers of all kinds since 1993 and can help get your payroll and tax compliance sorted out for you. HWS gives you the peace of mind you need knowing your employee will be paid accurately, on time, and all taxes will be withheld and paid. With our experts on your side handling all the details, you don’t need to worry about a thing! Contact us today at 800-626-4829 to learn more about our service plans or to sign up!