Please hear me carefully. I am NOT telling you to baby your children. Instead, I am asking you to consider creating a culture of family that is so strong and vital that you might find you have fewer overall school problems and what challenges you are faced with will respond more effectively with the consequences you choose.
I recently received a notice about the death of one of my high school classmates. He had lost his battle with cancer. This prompted me to reflect on my life and thus wanting to share my feelings with others.
As a parent set a good example and don’t smoke. Remember the chances of your child lighting up greatly diminish if the parents or care-givers are non-smokers.
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.
Make a list of categories for your expenses. You can do this on paper, or on a computer spreadsheet. Be prepared for a long list and use the information you gathered when you tracked your spending. Typical categories include rent/mortgage, gas, electric, water, TV, internet, pool care, trash removal, groceries, eating out, entertainment, club dues, child care, gasoline, hair care, and medical, but the list is endless. You can find templates on the internet, but you should customize it for your situation.
One of my favorite kids snack is the celery log. Spread peanut butter onto celery sticks, and sprinkle raisins on top. I personally don’t like the raisins but the kids do.
He felt her press something firmly into his open palm, while his arm still hung limply at his side. It was a small plastic condom secured neatly in a protective case. Suddenly his binders slipped from his other hand, scattering on the ground at his feet as he gasped amazed at her suggestion. This was more than he figured he would ever have happen, no matter how much he longed for it to occur.