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Behavioral Charting

One of the things that I find most difficult as a mother is being consistent with child-training. Sometimes I feel like no matter how much I train on an issue it is not getting better (and may be getting worse) … Continue reading

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Checklists and Tidy Rooms

Any mother knows that one of the most frustrating things is keeping the children’s rooms cleaned up. We don’t want to do it ourselves, but enforcing clean room standards can be a daily battle and who wants a daily battle? … Continue reading

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Silly Putty

As I’ve mentioned before one of the things that is very difficult for F is making transitions from one activity to another. He has a “one-track mind” and once he is set on something it is very hard for him … Continue reading

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Dividing the Time

F was on spring break from his preschool this past week and I decided it would be a good time to test our summer schedule! Since we do school at home year round there isn’t a whole lot of difference … Continue reading

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Housecleaning or Physical Education?

It has been really cold and blowy the last couple of days, and I haven’t had the heart to make the children play outside. This of course means that we need to burn off energy somehow, so today we played … Continue reading

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Teaching Children Through Goal Setting

As parents we have a responsibility to teach our children how to be fully functioning adults. We not only need to teach them how to dress and feed themselves we also need to teach them both directly and by example … Continue reading

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3 A Day Rotation: 15 Minute Housekeeping

The other day my clean three rooms for 15 minutes each went so well, that I decided to make a rotation schedule for our whole house and follow it for four weeks. I’ll be reporting in each week on how … Continue reading

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Running Wild

G. K. Chesterton: “The chief aim of the Christian order is to give room for all good things to run wild.”   I ran across this on a homeschooling blog this morning. It resonated immediately. Giving order to chaos so … Continue reading

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Ten Work Motivators

One thing that often makes it difficult for children to work effectively is parents and teachers expecting them to interact with the job like an adult. The truth is that adults have learned to work at a task whether they … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Feel Less Frazzled and Fried

Here lately it’s been very warm. Tempers have been short, and energy levels low. I’ve tended to do OK in the mornings but by around 4pm I’m looking longingly at the clock and thinking about bedtime! Here’s a few of … Continue reading

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