Sunday, June 29, 2014
I know what you're probably thinking: But...it's June...
You're right, but we have been out since March, and we are all itching to get back into our routine. Plus, we are going to be taking a couple of weeks off in July or August when my mom has back surgery, so it seemed like a good idea to get a head start now so that we don't get behind later.
Anyway, I just wanted to share this idea that we will be incorporating this year. I love it so much, and the great thing is that you can do this no matter if you homeschool or not. This is just a wonderful way just for any kid to practice writing, and there are some pretty great benefits for you, too.
I found this on a blog a while back, and I cannot for the life of me find it again or else I'd share the link...
I am a firm believer that I have a much better shot at having a great, open relationship with my kids as teenagers and adults if I have a great, open relationship with them as kids. I like to make it a habit of listening to what they have to say no matter how mundane because if they think I will listen now, odds are, they will keep talking when they're 16. The frustrating part for me, however, is I rarely get alone time with any one of my kids, so I never really get to share secrets with them or have conversations with them without another kid interrupting.
We've actually already been doing this for a couple of weeks, and so far, we really love it. It only takes a few minutes each day, and it makes my baby boy feel so special and loved.
And it makes me feel pretty good, too.