3-2-1: Back to School Resolutions k-12

3-2-1 Get Balanced Wednesday

by Dr. Donnie

“Encouraging you to continuously align your daily behaviors

with your priorities in life.”

3-2-1: Back to School Resolutions K-12.

read on DONNIEHUTCHINSON.COM | August 10, 2022


3 Ideas, 2 Quotes, and 1 Question to help you reflect on your work-life wellness and balance habits this week.

3 Ideas from Me

“Whether your kids are in elementary, middle, or high school, they need you to guide and lead them into building healthy habits and resolutions so they can flourish in school.

You are your kids’ number one teacher. Remember, they are always watching you. Therefore, their success begins with you.”


“Helping your children succeed this school year takes a payment. It’s your time. Your investment in helping them with their homework, attending their sports games, or watching their artistic performance is an annuity with lifetime returns.

We all live in windows of time. Our children are only young once. It’s very important to be a financial provider and do meaningful work. It’s also very important to be around to guide and lead our children so they are set-up to successfully become the greatest version of themselves. Wow, what a privilege it is to be a loving parent!”


“Don’t beat yourself up if you missed many important events last year or just did not take the time to be there with your kids as often as you would have liked. We cannot live in the past; we only live in the present moment. Let the past go.

“Think about the wonderful experiences you would like to have with your school-aged children this year. Keep those thoughts in mind every day and begin aligning your daily behaviors with those thoughts. If you do this, your desired future will become your reality.”

2 Quotes from Others

“My top two suggestions for setting your elementary children up for success are: (1) Help them get 8 hours of sleep each night, and (2) keep the phones, tablets, and computers out of the bedroom when it’s bedtime.”

– Marlene Hutchinson, 3rd Grade Teacher


“The greatest gift I can give to my children is my time, my love, and my attention.”

– Author unknown.

1 Question for You

What specific Back to School Resolutions will you make to help guide, support, and lead your children to a successful school year?

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If you want to hear more on this subject, please listen to The Get Balanced Podcast with Dr. Donnie, Episode 130, Back to School Resolutions k-12.


Until next week, may God bless you and your family.

– Dr. Donnie Hutchinson

Work-Life Balance Instructor, Keynote, and online course creator


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The format and style of this newsletter were inspired and highly influenced by James Clear 3-2-1 Newsletter. The content is strictly Dr. Donnie’s.