Last month, you were all so helpful on my goals. Let me do a quick run-down on how I am improving our after-school time.
I am trying to focus on this time, meet them at the door (if D picks up), put P down quickly and then focus on them. We are having an after school snack and this seems to help re-focus everyone so we can do the things we need to get done. It’s helped a lot in our lives and I feel like it’s a new beginning to the afternoons. I hope it lasts.
So, this month my goal is to promote more indepdence in my children. Not the type where they go out and get an earing ala Jon Gosslin. More the, you can sweep the floor on your own, and take the initiative to clean-up a room without me having to remind you of every. little. thing.
Right now my plan is to do something daily with one of them that promotes this as well as big praise when I see initiative being taken by one of them. On Monday I had Conner make those cookies on his own and I really tried to praise him for the steps he was taking. I think it turned-out well.
So, what do you do to promote independence? Inquring minds want to know.