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Planning with Kids: A Guide to Organising the Chaos to Make More Time for Parenting by Nicole Avery

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Chapter 7: Strategies for schoolchildren

Once children reach kinder and school age, your weekday life during the school term begins to run to a schedule that’s set by others. For me, a key to both kids and parents enjoying the school year is for it to be as organised as possible and for the organisation to come from the whole family, not just Mum and Dad.

Preparing for school

Readiness for school is a widely discussed topic among parents. I don’t believe there’s one answer to the question ‘At what age should my child start school?’ I suggest if you’re looking for an answer to this question you should consider the following:

• Each child is different and decisions should be made on the personality and circumstances of each child (what might ...

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