Wouldn’t It Be Nice If Time Grew On Trees?

If you want something a bit more laid back and perhaps a bit more inexpensive, you can always go camping. There are a few different ways to go about this. You do not have to pitch tents and cook over a campfire if you do not want to, though that is certainly an option. There are campgrounds everywhere, and some have cabins for rent that make camping a bit easier while still having the great experience of being outdoors and spending time together as family. Some companies offer RV rentals, which can be great as well. These options can be the most relaxing choices for summer family vacations.

Focus on reading. Reading is the base that the child will build his entire education on. If he learns only this one skill in first grade, he will be prepared for the rest of his school years. Center your first grade curriculum around your reading program. Of course the other subjects are important, but phonics, writing, spelling, and language can all be incorporated into the reading program. History can be taught during story time which is important to any reading program.

You rationalized by telling yourself that it’s okay because after all you have the whole REST Of the YEAR to get it right. Then a couple of days later the whole scenario played out again. Not too mention that the exercise program you had started the week before just did not quite fit into the schedule this week. Just too much going on. Work, household chores, after-school activities, church activities, you name it. You’re just too busy All the time.

However, if the parents do not get along well enough to talk about the kids, splitting the child’s time between them may not be practical. After all, the parents will have to share information about the child’s welfare to make his/her adjustment to constant change comfortable. Split custody may work for some kids. But, it can be hard and confusing to others, and should only be done with parents who understand the risks and benefits of the arrangement.

By having a grading system set up before classes begin, you will not be trying to keep papers and grades organized haphazardly. After all, you and your child need the feedback from their class work to know how well the lessons are actually sticking.

Making extra from home is becoming the norm and if you can write well that is the way to go. Blog and article postings are not the only way to make money writing. Editing plays and movie scripts are becoming prominent means of writing. Let’s not keep cash on the table explore all options.

Take house cleaning as an opportunity to teach your child about organization and charity. As you clean, pack up things you no longer want or need to donate to charity. Have your child do the same. Instead of them constantly pushing old toys to the side, teach the value of donating them to others. Another alternative is to teach your child about organization and business by organizing a yard sale.

Constantly focus on giving your child/teen the confidence, self-esteem and social skills required to resist peer pressure without destroying friendships. Remember teaching your kids to “just say no” is not enough. The self-esteem plays a critical role in your child’s decision making ability. Self-esteem creates confidence – confidence creates power – and power creates a leader not a follower.