Are you so excited for the weekend that you lose your momentum that keeps your family’s conflicting schedules operating like a car wash?
The weekday rules relax a bit—maybe you allow your child more screen time to give you some me time. Reading and extra study time in Math might be forgotten. Here comes Sunday and you cram everything that your family should’ve done into one day. And now the stress you attempted to leave behind from the weekday smolders...
We’re all human and need a break. Learning is all around us, as my teacher friend, Andy Evans and I discussed on a November live. Is your child struggling with mastering multiplication and fractions? Trips to the store or preparing family meals and treats can turn into reading and math lessons. Riding a bike or a good game of freeze tag can turn into lessons on a physics and pre-algebra or geometry lesson. By using real life experiences, you are creating memories, engaging your child and teaching life lessons both in and out of school.
So relax and enjoy this time with your beautiful family and friends. Remember, money cannot buy time.
(BTW don't forget about my collection of books that make life lessons and habits memorable for ages three to nine.)