On my recent podcast episode for the last Wednesday of December, I actually talk about the Daily Duties page first. I did that because I truly believe that Daily Duties are what make us the most successful in parenting, homeschooling, home management, and even entrepreneurship.
When I used to buy planners completely made up for me from the office supply store, I never really had a good handle on those week-at-glance pages. I found the clock ones, those with half an hour increments of time down the page, to be very unhelpful to me as a homeschooling mom. Now I still find them equally unusable as a work-at-home mom. I simply don’t have those appointments every thirty minutes.
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.
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!