It’s How We…Wednesday! Once a month, Erika and I host a link up where we talk about how we (fill in the blank). We’ll share and then we’re hoping you’ll link up and share too…because I LOVE learning new things from you ladies! So far this year, we’ve discussed…
JANUARY: Our New Year’s Resolutions.
FEBRUARY: How we take care of ourselves
MARCH: How we mom fail and live to talk about it
APRIL: How we spring clean/organize
MAY: How we transition our wardrobe
JUNE: How we plan our summer vacations
And this month…HOW WE MOTIVATE OUR KIDS!
Hahahahahaha! Clearly, when we sat down to come up with these prompts, I was looking to receive advice and not give it. I mean, I doubt you want me to say “fear or bribery” right?! Haha!
I would LOVE tips from mamas out there with bigger kids on how to keep your kiddos motivated to you know do chores, read, do homework, keep their room clean, practice their sports/instruments/speech, etc. I just know you ladies have some for me.
Right now, my kids are doing pretty good on the chores. A few months ago, I talked about chores and allowances and you ladies gave me some great tips and suggestions. I mean, they’re not exactly excited to do their chores, but they are and they’re earning a little money (where they’re learning how to tithe, save and then spend).
I would love some tips today on reading and homework!
Right now, they read because I tell them to (sometimes on their own, but for the most part, after I’ve prompted them). With this new school year, I would love your suggestions for motivating them to do their homework. I’m so conflicted on this topic. I would prefer they come home and get it done before our evening activities begin…but I also know that after being in school all day, they don’t want to come right home and sit down to do more work. Thoughts? Tips? Ideas? There just never seems to be the right time to do it.
We have a big chalkboard upstairs and have tried a million different methods for writing down chores/expectations and then keeping track of it. I think my kids are visual learners and like to see what they need to do every day in front of them. That being said, right now, the board is blank because I’m thinking about the school year.
Any way…I would love your help! Please comment and share!!
Next time on How We…it’s about packing lunches for school!
I can’t believe we’re already thinking about the school year!
If you blogged How We…Wednesday today too, make sure you link up below!
Here’s a list of what’s coming up the rest of the year…
Happy Wednesday, everyone! I’m with sweet Ashby today as she gets an MRI. Please say a prayer for her little heart. I keep telling her that when she wakes up she’ll be fine (unlike the other times she wakes up), but she’s nervous. We’re hoping this MRI doesn’t show anything yucky (like an aneurysm!), but gives the doctors lots of info for how we should proceed. xo