“Mom! That was fun!” the girls exclaimed after stepping off the subway platform after we visited the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago. There was a time I wouldn’t take both of them at the same time to Chicago. After much time spent on habit training, I finally felt they were ready for this adventure. Today’s episode of the Triumphant Minute is about why setting high expectations for your children is important and what to do when they don’t live up to them.
“I’m sorry.” she said with a voice dripping with attitude and disdain. I could tell she wasn’t really sorry. And my heart broke. I want my children to say they are sorry, but only when they really mean it. In today’s episode of the Triumphant Minute, I’m talking about why you shouldn’t make your child say he is sorry and what you can do instead.
I grabbed my pen, lesson plan book, and a cup of tea and went to sit in the sun on a beautiful spring afternoon. We just finished our second term of the school year and I was about to complete the end-of-term reflections. This is not an activity I have always done, but has become an invaluable part of our homeschool routine.
There are just some days you wish you had a reset button for everyone in the house. I’ve found that taking breaks can often be just that button for us. In today’s episode of the Triumphant Minute, I’m talking about the importance of scheduling breaks in your homeschool and how you can make that happen.
Directions. They are important for finding your way around a city, traveling across the country, planning a garden, designing a house, and so much more. Given how much we use directions in our life, it is important we help our children master the cardinal directions. Here are three fun games we like to play to learn cardinal directions.
Tensions are high. Everyone is grouchy, including mom. “Everyone outside!” I say as calmly as possible Sometimes you just need a change of scenery and some vigorous movement, even if you have to bundle up to make it happen. In today’s episode of the Triumphant Minute, I let you in on my secret for surviving the winter as a homeschool family cooped up inside.
I looked out the window and saw the barren trees. It looked dreary and blah. December, when everything just looks dead, is a difficult time to be enthusiastic about nature study. As I was lamenting my dismay of the lack of color, my husband suggested that we do a year long nature study of different areas of our yard. Brilliant!!