The last month of the school year can be challenging for parents of elementary age kids, as well as middle school and high school. Here are some tips to help you get through this time.

Stay organized

Create a schedule or to-do list to keep track of events, due dates, and deadlines. Prioritize your tasks and break them down into smaller, manageable steps. This will help you stay focused and avoid feeling overwhelmed.

From crazy hair day to remembering to send in a class snack, get these things marked down so you can reference them. Keep your children’s teachers in mind as well, and try to make sure you complete things like paperwork, permission slips, RSVPs, and so on.

We all get so many emails and messages – when you get a message, find a way to make note of it so that it doesn’t get buried in your email. For example, mark it on a calendar.

Manage your time effectively

Try to take care of things as soon as possible, such as filling out permission slips. If you have a lot of busy evenings, plan ahead for things like doing laundry or coming up with a meal plan. You can plan your daily task wisely with to make it perfect.

Collaborate if needed

This may be a time where you can collaborate with other parents, such as carpooling. This can help alleviate stress if you are juggling multiple kids and things going on.

Take care

The family should a healthy lifestyle by getting enough sleep, eating nutritious meals, and getting exercise.

Remember, the last month of the school year is a temporary phase, and with some strategies in place, you can more easily transition into the summer break.