Tag Archives for " Family Work "

The Remedy to Chore Wars?

What pulled me out of Chore Wars? I read an article on family work. At first, I looked at the article and translated family chores as doing family work and patted myself on the back and thought, “we do family work.” Several months later, in our mother’s book group, call “Side-Tracked Home Educators, ” we […]

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Are You Stuck in Chore Wars?

I was once stuck in “Chore Wars.” What are Chore Wars? Chore Wars move from assigning (and expecting), to bribing a child with rewards, to nagging a child to work, and then to threatening a child with loss of reward, loss of privilege, or punishment. This happens when children are not developmentally ready for self-directed, […]

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Dad, 3 Ways You Can Bless Your Homeschooled Children

You are so important in the lives of their wives and children!​Many dads just feel that they are little more than a pay check to their family. It does not have to be this way. You can change this!!! Work done away from home, in a career can be exhausting, as can work in the […]

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The Dirty Little Secret about Children and Chores

Do your children make enormous messes?Are you feeling overwhelmed with those creative messes?Does it feel like the mess will never end?You are not alone. Many moms today feel the same way.I had children that were imaginative and they mobilized anything they could find to build vast cities across the family room floor. Eventually, every game […]

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When do you stop? (Exploratory Learning)

This query was posted recently on TJEd Muse on yahoo. I thought I would give my answer here.Questions are in italics. For those unfamiliar with Thomas Jefferson Education aka Leadership education, I suggest two good books: A Thomas Jefferson Education Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-First Century by Oliver Van Demille Leadership Education: […]

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5 Great Laundry Tips!

Laundry never seems to end. There is always more laundry to do tomorrow. Streamline doing laundry. Invite your family to a folding party. Laundry Day is always more enjoyable when shared!  Laundry Tip One: Sorting Divide the whites from colors and delicate weight fabric from heavier fabrics. I do towels, sheets, whites, color heavy, color […]

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Training Up A Child: How to Have a “Clean” Home School

Do you struggle to keep a clean home? Are you tired of the "Chore Wars?" Does your home drive you to distraction? Do you feel guilty when teaching your children because the home is not running smoothly? Do you periodically stop everything to ditch the guilt by cleaning your home, only to feel guilty, because […]

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Transitioning from Public School

Are you just beginning the homeschool journey? Do you have teens or children with attitude and educational issues…? Are you wondering where to start and how to overcome these difficulties? Recently, I read this in an online forum and decided to address this here. "Our first day of homeschool is tomorrow. I have a 12 […]

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Less is More

Less is more, especially when it comes to commitments to things outside of God, family, and home. When outside commitments rise, the time to: draw near to God, do laundry, make nutritious meals, read that book, sew that outfit, paint that painting, time with spouse, time with children, and for wholesome recreational activities can decrease […]

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