Note to parents struggling with structure or balance:
As you think about the week ahead, consider the amount of cumulative time each day you are expecting your child to be actively engaged in school work. One recommendation to consider is planning for 15 minutes of school work time per year of age (for example, an 8 year old would spend a total of 2 hours on school work throughout the day). This work time would be spread throughout the day along with time for breaks, enrichment activities, physical activity, and downtime. Talk with your teacher if you are wondering how this might work for your child or your specific situation.