Get a big wall calendar and hang it in the kitchen or a communal family space. Then, mark all of the dates of tests/midterms/finals/book reports/essays and after-school activities, practices, and play dates. For more than one child, have them pick a colored marker and color-code their individual schedules. Having a visual guide will help keep both children and parents stay on schedule and see when thing are getting a little too full. And, don’t forget about scheduling a daily family time!