You probably keep a calendar of your work and personal obligations. You may or may not already keep a family calendar that your child can see. If your child is old enough to have regular homework and extracurricular activities, it's a good idea to include her on the family calendar too. While digital calendars accessible by smart phones work best for the way that many of us adults manage our lives, a physical calendar will be easiest for children to see and understand. When planning for homework time and long-term assignments, children have a difficult time conceptualizing non-school obligations, like soccer practice or dinners with extended family. A weekly meeting where everyone puts their obligations onto the calendar and discusses them will be good practice for how to anticipate and plan around upcoming events.