|Ryan and Caleb enjoying the sunset|
I tell my kids every day that homeschool comes first, then our chores, and then play. When I homeschooled before it was chores first, homeschool second, and play last. That's a major mistake because sometimes I'd get so caught up in cleaning that I'd be too tired to really work with them on their school work. I hold myself to the same standard, no playing before working. The kids still test me on it every single day. Believe me, they test me on their chores too. They hope I'll just give in one time and because I have before, that's why they'll push me. Kids feed off of a parents comprising and inconsistency. I have to remember that. They need boundaries and teaching them that play can come before work is not a good set up for adulthood.
|Picture we printed for her assignment. Puppy in|
the middle is classroom stuffed animal