What a difference 30 years makes! Anything and everything is available, whether you’re into tenting, travel trailers, fifth wheels, Class C or Class A motor homes, the amenities available in the rigs and in the campgrounds are endless. One of the amenities that manufacturers have accommodated us with is the kitchen. No longer are you required to cook hot dogs over the fire or set up the Coleman stove on the picnic table, although it is still fun to do on occasion. Now we can cook full course meals and bake to our hearts content in the warmth and comfort of our climate controlled camper.
Take house cleaning as an opportunity to teach your child about organization and charity. As you clean, pack up things you no longer want or need to donate to charity. Have your child do the same. Instead of them constantly pushing old toys to the side, teach the value of donating them to others. Another alternative is to teach your child about organization and business by organizing a yard sale.
So, they are rested and fed and well on their way. Hopefully, their school day will have been a fun and educational experience. And, now you have to help them get back into the ‘homework and study’ mode. It’s a daunting task, but the sooner you start, the better the results (hopefully). Try setting a time for homework each day and have your kids stick with it. If your kids participate in after school activities, sometimes it can be difficult. My youngest studies Tang Soo Do at least four days a week. So, we try and set his homework time after karate class, while i am making dinner. He sits at the kitchen table, where I can help him as needed. Older kids should be able to set their own time, but you might need to give them a gentle nudge in the right direction every now and then.
Online Predators- with many stories of abductions and sexual predators one would think teens would become a bit more cautious with their online activities. Many teens are not being as cautious as they should simply because they are carefree teens, living in the moment. As a parent it is important to know what kind of online activity your kid is partaking in. Your intrusiveness can save your kid from running into the arms of a predator.
Determine exactly how you will keep up with grades before classes begin. There are software packages on the market for this purpose. Other parents prefer to use notebooks or even scrapbooks. Regardless, you must keep up with their grades and progress.
Exercise – It’s really pertinent that we learn to incorporate 20-30 minutes of exercise into our day atleast 3 times a week. Your metabolism will increase, energy level will rise and you will begin to feel like a brand new person. Walking, jogging, gardening and for some of us who just weren’t born with that exercise gene daily house cleaning will do the job.
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