Five ways technology can help ease the stress of the “Back to School” rush

After the restful holiday parents are now back at work and face many tasks. These include beating traffic to get their children to school, making sure they have their school supplies ready for them and taking time to help with homework.

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Here are five tech-friendly ways technology can ease the stress of ‘Back to School’ for parents.

Reminders with Assistant:

It is smart to set reminders so you can remember everything important at school, from school lunches to school events. With Google Assistant, you can create reminders quickly.

Simply say “Hey Google”, using your phone or mobile device, to ask Google Assistant to set a reminder or remind you to dry clean your children’s uniforms at noon tomorrow.

Beat traffic with Maps:

You can use Google Maps to get real-time traffic information and delays. This will help you plan better school runs. Google Maps is a great tool for parents who plan to take their children to school each morning. You can check alternative routes and see the estimated time of arrival (ETA) so they arrive in good time.

Complete homework and Search:

Parents are not all subject matter experts, but they often need to be tutors or help with homework. Sometimes parents forget how to solve simple math problems, or may not know the answer to basic science questions.

For difficult questions, a quick search on Google may help you find the answers. However, parents should allow their children to create the answers to their homework questions.

Watch video tutorials at YouTube:

YouTube can be used to watch educational, entertaining and informative videos. You can see videos showing how to solve quadratic equation, and then teach your children.

You can also find instructional videos for children to help parents teach their children beyond schoolwork.

Family Link: Keep your kids safe with

Today’s children spend more time online than ever. It is crucial to teach children how to use the internet safely and protect them from cyberbullies and online predators. Family Link lets parents set digital rules that will guide their children online as they explore and learn.

This app assists children in making smart decisions about what they do with their devices. It also shows teachers-recommended apps that could be added to their devices.

Parents can find it difficult to manage their professional lives while also trying to keep up with their children’s demanding education. However, technology can help ease the burden.

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