PSLE Round 5. Here we go again, and I am not even close to being done with PSLE! In today’s post, I share how we prepare for the oral exams and then get the children ready for PSLE with our own homeschool prelims. The prelims are more for familiarising the children with exam etiquette more than anything else.
There are three things we need to remember to avoid getting caught up in FOMO or the Fear of Missing Out. If we don’t bear them in mind, we will eventually burn out. Because no one can run on adrenaline all the time. Neither can a packed schedule be sustained. Both our children and ourselves will have a heavy price to pay in the long run.
Do you have a sticky child? I did! But don’t let anyone make you feel guilty that your child isn’t the life of the party. Or that he is unhappy being passed around. As long as you keep calm and keep encouraging, but not push your child to be sociable before he is ready, he will be fine. Find out how to gently encourage him to step out of his comfort zone.
How do we do what we do? Is there some secret we are not sharing with you? No. I am not being secretive or trying to brush you off by sounding super spiritual. You can do what I/we do, too. We serve the same God and have the same Holy Spirit. Every child of God can do what He calls him to do.
Are you empowering or holding your children back? Aim to raise independent learners for life and your homeschool. It will lessen the workload and stress. In this post, I share how our curriculum choice and planner system helped me in my quest to get our children be more independent.
If there is only one lesson you get from this post, it will be this : don’t play favourites. It has long term repercussions. It may be difficult if you have one child that you constantly butt heads with. But you are the adult. BE the adult. Don’t play one child against another.
Sometimes we don’t think we are but to the children we are. (And yes, sometimes, they are being ridiculous). We just need to be aware of how certain actions and behaviours come across to the other children.
It is recommended that a child should be read to even after he can read. There are many benefits to it. In this post I list 8 ways read alouds have benefitted our family.
In my last post, Struggling to spend quiet times with the Lord?, I shared my struggle on finding time to spend with the Lord and how these times have changed with each season of my life. Today, I tackle another popular…
Start with your why. Do you know why you are doing what you do? To stay the course, you need to know your WHY. Because all of us will falter along the way. And when we are shaken, discouraged, challenged, put down, we need to be able to go back to our WHY, remember WHY we are doing what we are doing and press on. Not give up.
This is the last post of the year. Christmas has just been celebrated and now the new year beckons! Are you ready for 2017? Has the Lord given you a word for the new year? Are you looking forward to,…