Parenting strategies and practical ideas for back-to-school sanity

Ebook_sanity_savers_cover2It’s back-t0-school time and if you want to keep panic at bay and be a super-organised parent, I have packaged some of my tried and tested parenting strategies in an ebook called Back-to-School Sanity Savers.  It’s written for, and dedicated to, today’s time-starved busy parents – that’s most of you! You are raising your children with less time and energy than any previous generation of parents ever has, but your parenting role is just as big and important, if not more so, than it ever was.

Prepare yourself and your family for going back-to-school in a sane way.

Who should read this book?

It is for pre- and primary school parents to help you with every new beginning, whether it’s a new school year or a new term.

What’s in the book?

12 short chapters each focusing on a specific sanity saver that will save you time, energy and your sanity
3 exclusive podcasts recorded for this book
6 downloadable templates to help with your daily and weekly planning (to do lists, shopping lists, meal planning, media planning for kids, etc)
10 of my favourite family recipes

Table of contents in this parenting advice book

ABOUT THIS BOOK …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6
FOREWORD ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7
#1 ROUTINE ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8
No two days are the same – why rhythms and routines are so important …………………………………. 8
Death to Supermom and Superdad ………………………………………………………………………………………. 9
How to calm the Morning Madness …………………………………………………………………………………….. 10
Surviving suicide hour ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11
Automatic habits ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11
#2 MANAGING FIRST TERM JITTERS ………………………………………………………………………………. 13
When you don’t get the teacher you want ……………………………………………………………………………… 14
#3 COOK TWO FREEZE ONE …………………………………………………………………………………………….  16
Recipes ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 18
Meal plan and shopping list templates ………………………………………………………………………………… .18
#4 STASH SOME CASH ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 19
Save some cash ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 19
What if your kids want what you can’t afford? ………………………………………………………………………. 20
#5 BE STATIONERY-SAVVY ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 21
#6 CREATE A PROP BOX …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 24
#7 GET WITH THE PROGRAMME ……………………………………………………………………………………… 27
Parental involvement counts more than you think …………………………………………………………………. 29
Help your child to go for their personal best ………………………………………………………………………….. 29
#8 ENCOURAGE INDEPENDENCE …………………………………………………………………………………….. 32
Turning a helpless child into a helpful child …………………………………………………………………………… 33
Hands on confidence – life skills your kids should have by age 12 ……………………………………………. 33
#9 IT’S ALL IN THE PLANNING! ………………………………………………………………………………………… 36
Your weekly planning checklist …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 38
#10 HOMEWORK AND BOUNDARIES ………………………………………………………………………………… 39
The Money or the Box Game ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 40
Weekly Action List ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 41
#11 SHOULDER-SHOULDER PARENTING ………………………………………………………………………….. 42
How much face-to-face time do you have with your family? …………………………………………………….. 43
School – it’s their place, honour it …………………………………………………………………………………………. 43
#12 REBOOT, RE-ENERGISE AND BECOME PARENT-FIT ……………………………………………………. 45
CONCLUSION ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 47
INVITATION ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 49
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 50

Click here for more info and to purchase the ebook. Read more of Nikki Bush’s parenting strategies and advice.

Leave a message for Nikki

Leave a Comment

Start typing and press Enter to search