You can try to suffocate them, hide them, or cover them up with these numbing/distracting strategies work:
As a homeschooling mom, I have collected lots of tricks and tips from seasoned mamas before me and come up with a few of my own. That’s the beauty of homeschool-everything can be adapted and tailored to how each of your little people learn best.
One strategy that we utilize regularly is “Pick 5”. Every school day, each of my kiddos choose 4/5 cards. Once they are completed, they are out of the rotation.
Throughout the week they get to all of their tasks that way but in a way they get to have autonomy and choice. Each child’s boards are similar but not exactly the same. I’ve tailored each of them to reflect each child’s interests and needs.
I realized, I am the same way. When I sit down to work, I have systems and routines. And yet sometimes they change. Sometimes I want the hard stuff out of the way first. Sometimes I need to free up my brain by doing something creative in order to be able to focus. Choices build curiosity and productivity. They also give us a chance to practice our FLEXIBILITY skills. In what ways do you offer your kids choices?
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