We have all been there, right?
Time and time again it has been proven that if we rely on patience it will 9 times out of 10 fail us. As a species it is just not one of our strong suits and, let's be honest, the world today plays into our lack of this attribute even more.
So, let's just kick this unpredictable friend out of the equation when if comes to schooling at home, shall we?
I want to note that we have a lifetime to work on patience and we always should be, but we have...
Let's be real. Homeschooling is not always easy. In fact, it rarely is what I would call "easy".
But, there are these moments that make it all worth it now and so many more that come in the non-school moments.
If I look into every day I can usually find several grateful moments. Some are obvious like this one above while some others are a could be perfect moment, even if it is covered in potent slime. But, there was something!
Anyone else a West Side Story fan?
Well, regardless, something GREAT is coming and be sure to check out the video above to find out what it is and then head over HERE to make sure you have a seat reserved!
You are not going to want to miss this one!
In a month of Thanksgiving it is my gratitude gift from me to you!
I believe in you,
In this world it is easy to believe that the average is the way to go, but I ask...
What is Average?
You know what it isn't?
A REAL Person!
The average of 2 and 6 is 4, right?
But, guess what?
Neither the 2 or the 6 will ever be a 4. Never. There will have to be compromises to 6 and 2 in order to try and be a 4.
Let your unique you, your unique kids and your unique schooling situation echo you!
To have a successful home-based education...
Can you imagine what it would be like to have your kids have self controlled behavior? What about making good choices in middle, high school and college and into adulthood?
What would that peace of mind feel like for you?
The primary way our kids learn life skills and behavior is through our own actions and mimicking us.
So, if we can walk ourselves through the steps of self mastery and show them how it works in every day situations, and walk them through the steps when they...
You know what my self talk was after I recorded this video for you?
The world will not let me have a proper video with house work, garbage trucks, city edgers etc.
Was that true?
Of course not. Just a bad timing happenstance... but it can easily feel like that way unless we put a stop to it with the first of these self-talk questions.
Is This REALLY True?
I was tempted to re-record this video for you, but it would have defeated the whole purpose of...
Last week we talked about ways YOU know there is a conversation that needs to be had with your child because of your own discomfort, frustration and lack of understanding.
In this video I go through details of the 5 signs you can get from outside of yourself that a conversation needs to happen!
2. Outbursts of frustrations
4. Friends and outside voices
5. Your gut
When we set the tone and expectation for conversation and quality questions...
Connecting with people.
Knowing what you think and feel is validated and matters.
These are basic human needs and wants at any age and in today's world when it is easy to get pushed aside, people need to know they have someone in their corner and wouldn't it be amazing if it were your family?
The basis of every great change is a conversation.
Every week in the fb group All Things School From Home, we will be doing live videos just for...
What you do not schedule you do not do.
Do you schedule a manicure or pedicure? Yearly check up? (so fun!) Vacations? Playdates? Lunch with friends? You get it.
If you didn’t ever PLAN anything it wouldn’t happen. You HAVE to be intentional.
As I am coming into my busier season with teaching school, serving in youth, running a women’s group, and keeping our family businesses going I have to be very intentional about my time not only for the balls I need to keep...
I am doing a leadership bible study and this was something that came up on Day 1 and it was a great reminder.
In all of our lives we have KPI’s (key performance indicators) of success from childhood to adulthood. Did you learn “on time”? Did you get a good grade? Did you get into the “right” college or do the “right” thing after high school? Did you even finish high school? Then it goes on into relationships, marriage, business and jobs,...
I am guessing you have a family if you have stopped by here and if you do, chances are you are within that first 6570 day window of parenting and building their future.
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