In a podcast episode here, I describe in detail about how to use your planner/calendar to get more done in the upcoming year. I thought I would also include some information here at the blog in print format to help you out.
Donna Reish, of Character Ink publishing company/homeschool provider, Raising Kids With Character parenting seminar, and Language Lady blog/teaching products, answers readers questions about homeschooling problems. Donna gives some potential causes for five common problems and then follows those causes with potential solutions. She also gives links to podcast episodes and blog posts for listeners to learn more. Donna leans on her thirty-plus years of homeschooling experience to discuss these five problem areas: (1) Not finding a schedule that works for your family; (2) Not enough independence in your learners; (3) Littles on the loose; (4) Too much housework/inability to get the “regulars” done; (5) Tweens and teens not doing what is assigned.
When homeschooling moms hear the word “schedule,” they either cringe or celebrate. It seems that there is a division of camps when it comes to scheduling. While those who “celebrate” the schedule might be guilty of micro-managing their children and maybe even putting undue pressure on them, those who ‘cringe” when confronted with the idea of scheduling might suffer from a lack of productivity due to their disdain for schedules.
I hope your summer is going well so far! Summer is the perfect time to get ready for the next school year, so we are starting a series called Getting Ready for School 2015 in which we will run some oldies (the tried and true tips from thirty-plus years of homeschooling) as well as some fresh, new advice to make this school year great!
Donna Reish, from Character Ink publishing and Raising Kids With Character, answers parents’ questions about children and chores. Donna introduces some foundational diligence training tips that have helped her in her home management for over twenty-five years. She then introduces toddlers and preschoolers habits and chores and then branches out chore sessions, dividing up chores, paying for chores, and much more!