How to Teach Kids Time Management

Why teaching kids time management matters

Do your kids say they ran out of time to finish their schoolwork or chores? Do they dawdle endlessly over a subject they don’t enjoy? But are they also ready early for activities they do like? If so, your kids are normal. Whew! What a relief, right?

Why teaching kids time management matters

In fact, kids aren’t the only ones who behave this way. Many adults do too. But there are real consequences to not managing time well. There are poor grades, late fees, and missed opportunities. The employee who mismanages time will not earn raises or promotions. Poor time management almost always results in disorganization. My own poor time management skills and disorganization resulted in low self-esteem and even depression. We don’t want our kids to struggle in life this way. So we want to point out the value of good time-management skills at every opportunity as well as the consequences of poor time management. We want to raise children who will make the most of the time God has given them. The problem is, how do we teach it?

How to teach kids time management

There aren’t many good curriculum options for teaching time management to kids. One reason is we expect young employees and college students to just learn as they go. But time management isn’t as easy to pick up as you’d think. Kids (and adults) are so busy trying to manage priorities that they don’t stop to think about better ways of doing things.

Because I struggled so much in managing time, I’ve become a productivity junkie. I wrote a year-long series of posts about productivity and will be releasing a book on the subject later this year. I recognize the importance of teaching time management when I give assignments to my kids and my co-op classes too. So my suggestions come out of that experience.

#1 Work on your own time management skills

If you’re a procrastinator, always too busy, or disorganized, your first step in teaching your kids is to improve your own approach. These are books I recommend you start with. You have to learn the basics of time management: collecting tasks into one trusted place, prioritizing tasks, and planning your days. Then you can teach your kids.

I created The Organized Homeschool Life book and planner to help busy homeschool moms manage their time and get organized. When you feel on top of things, you can talk about time management without feeling like a hypocrite. And we know our kids will call us out if we aren’t practicing what we preach!

[Listen to 6 Reasons Your Homeschool Still Isn’t Organized]

#2 Present your child with options

People who adopt a certain planner, task list, or time management approach can be annoying in their insistence that it’s the only way. The truth is we are all different. Some of us do better with a paper planner, others with an app, and still others (like me) with a combination approach. Some of us like detailed schedules, while others prefer a more flexible routine. If your child has ADD, some approaches (like timers and alarms) will work better than others. There is not one right way.

Do share how you manage time. If you’re married, ask your spouse to share their approach too. If you have an older student or know one who is managing time well, ask her to share her approach.

Then discuss tools. Look at student planners, to-do lists, and apps together. Which does your child think would be most effective for his style?

Suggest varying levels of support from you. For example, you can ask your child if you could set timers, create intermediate deadlines, or create a schedule each day to provide support. Agree to back off if that is your child’s request. Your willingness to help and share the options is instructive for your child.

[Listen to Secrets of Scheduling Success]

#3 Begin experimenting

Allow your child to use the approach, the tools, and the assistance he thinks will work best for him. But follow up with him each day for at least a week, and then weekly for a month. Ask how productive she felt she was. When did she procrastinate and why? What changes could be made to the approach to improve on this?

Here are some things to consider: 1) Was your student attempting too much? If so, many kids will ignore their plan or list. Reduce the tasks attempted each day to a level where they can be consistently completed. Or plan to spend less time on each. 2) Were enough breaks built into the day? A break or reward should follow challenging work and should be planned more often for young students or those with ADD. 3) Are there certain times of day that productivity falls off? If so, plan easy activities for those times. Plan priorities for times when your student has the most energy. Make sure rewards or breaks that get extended are planned for after those priorities are complete. In other words, if your child has a hard time stopping a video game time, plan that reward for the end of the school day. 4) Do you need more support to accomplish your goals? Many kids insist that they can manage their time on their own when the results say otherwise. Encourage your child to experiment with having more support from you.

Most importantly, teach your child that time-management skills aren’t about our character. Instead, it’s about learning the right approach for us as individuals with our current responsibilities. I like to present it as a science experiment. What variables could we change to get a different outcome? Some days we’ll get a great result and others not so great. But trying new things can be fun. In fact, one of the best ways to improve our time management is trying something new.

Conclusion

Teaching time management is a great way to grow personally and relationally with your child. And there’s no time to waste. Start discussing time management with your child today. You can track progress immediately!

What are some approaches that have been helpful for you in learning and teaching time management?

Why teaching kids time management matters

The Best Language Arts Curriculum For Every Grade Level

Hey homeschoolers! This week I am going to save your sanity by sharing with you the best language arts curriculum for every grade level. One of the most time-consuming tasks for homeschooling parents is researching curriculum. I’m not only going to tell you what I think are the best choices, but I’m also going to give you access to a free document with all the information in table format. I think you’re going to love it!

Before we dive in, I want to thank our sponsor for this episode of the homeschool sanity show, the Miracle Season Movie. The movie is based on a true story and I am a sucker for those. Learn more at MiracleSeason.movie.

Why choosing the best language arts curriculum matters

Right away I want to issue a disclaimer. I am only sharing the language arts curricula that teaches more than one subject. I will not be discussing curricula that strictly teaches literature, writing, spelling, or grammar. In the future I may do reviews of these curricula as well. For today, if a curriculum teaches more than one subject and I believe it is one of the best currently available, I am including it in my list. You may have a curriculum you love that does teach more than one subject that hasn’t made my list. I would love to hear about it in the comments.

The list I’ve created will be a huge help in making a decision this year, especially if you are looking for a complete language arts curriculum and not a standalone subject. Click the list image below to claim your copy at HomeschoolSanity.com.

Grammar Galaxy

I will begin with what I consider to be the best language arts complete curriculum for elementary students. Am I being completely objective in recommending Grammar Galaxy as one of the best options? No. I have had too much positive feedback from Grammar Galaxy families to remain objective. I hear over and over that reluctant readers and writers are now doing both and loving it! I have heard too many times that children beg to do Grammar Galaxy where other grammar and English curriculum left them groaning.

Writing Kids Love

I am excited about the launch of the third volume of Grammar Galaxy which teaches literature concepts, vocabulary and spelling strategies, grammar, and composition and speaking to fourth graders and up or those who have completed the Protostar level or its equivalent. The stories and including students in the story as guardians of Grammar Galaxy who have missions and not workbooks to complete seems to be the awesome sauce. As this podcast is being released, Yellow Star and any bundles it is a part of is 20% off with no coupon code required. Go to GrammarGalaxyBooks.com/shop to save before midnight April 8, 2018. This is the best price through the fall of 2018. Grammar Galaxy currently has levels available for beginning readers or first-graders through fourth-graders but complete levels are planned for fifth and sixth graders with individual subject books planned for junior high. I already have students in junior high using and loving Volumes 1 and 2, however.

[Listen to 6 Reasons Your Child Hates to Write and How to Fix It]

Blessings on your research and decision making on language arts curricula! Which options are you leaning toward for next school year?

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6 Reasons Your Child Hates to Write


Hey, homeschoolers! Does your child resist writing? Run away from writing prompts? I have six reasons your child hates to write and how to fix it in this episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show. But first I would love to have you follow GrammarGalaxyBooks on Instagram. I share grammar graphics that can help you and your child develop good grammar and I give you an inside peek at the writing life. It’s pretty glamorous! It’s not, but it’s fun to share photos and connect with you there.

I want to thank The Miracle Season movie for sponsoring the show. As the mother of a volleyball player, I can’t wait to see it. View the trailer at MiracleSeason.Movie.

Kids Writing Resources

You can download the handwriting and spring writing prompts I mention in the Homeschool Sanity show notes page.

Dragon Dictation app for the iPhone,

[Check out the Better Editor Game]

Grammar Galaxy

[Listen to Help for Anxious Homeschoolers]

 

 

If you want students who love to write, increase their handwriting speed or input, structure the assignment so it’s easy and quick to complete, encourage rather than correct, give fun assignments, relax about writing, and give your child a motivating reason to write. If you do these things, you may not be raising the next Longfellow, but you can have a child who enjoys writing. And that is half the battle.

Which of these approaches will you try first? Let me know in the comments.


Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor!

 

We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor, The Miracle Season!

Based on the inspiring true story of West High School girl’s volleyball team. After the tragic death of the school’s star player Caroline “Line” Found, the remaining team players must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hope of winning the state championship.

Visit here to learn more.


How to Be Happy and Homeschool Too

Hey homeschoolers!

This week our topic is how to be happy and homeschool too. Wait a minute. Are you wondering if I’m suggesting that happiness and homeschooling are mutually exclusive? Yep. That’s exactly what I’m suggesting. I’m thankful my friends Andy and Kendra Fletcher were the first to be honest about it, saying that homeschooling can be a buzz kill.

Before we dig in, I want to thank our sponsor for this episode, the movie Ice Dragon: Legend of the Blue Daisies.  I also want to invite you to meet me at a Great Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati in April or St. Louis in July. If you want to stalk me at both conferences, go ahead! I’ll be speaking about motivating your students, managing parental anger, and managing frustration in your child. Find my booth by looking for Fun to Learn Books. Register for the conference today by going to greathomeschoolconventions.com.

This is the time where most podcasters make a shameless plug for a product they’re selling. My plug isn’t shameless at all. In fact I think it’s shameFULL if you don’t already own The Organized Homeschool Life Planner. My planner was designed to create happiness. Each day the planner directs us to spend time with the Lord. We thank Him for the blessings we have (which is proven to create happiness, by the way). We read the word He has for us and write it down so we can remember it. We can then write any worries we have as a prayer. I use this space for truth journaling. I hear from so many of you who struggle to make time for the Lord. I love that The Organized Homeschool Life Planner makes it easy! Learn more by going to Psychowith6.com/TOHL planner.

Time for a word from our sponsor. The animated feature, ‘ICE DRAGON: LEGEND OF THE BLUE DAISIES,’ blooms on big screens nationwide for a two-day family-friendly adventure. Take an amazing journey to an enchanted world that holds a secret…where hope is in a song! In select cinemas nationwide March 24th and 26th only. Tickets are on sale now at fathomevents.com.  If you missed the live event, purchase a copy for your home library on Blue Ray, Digital or DVD.  Visit IceDragonMovie.com for free resources for the kids.

Homeschool Happiness Resources

the episode I did on depression for Homeschooling in Real Life

[Read how I still fit scrapbooking into my busy life]

 

6 of the Best Short Workouts You Can Do at Home

A recent study demonstrated that three vigorous ten-minute walks were more effective than a longer walking session at a moderate pace.

Christian Zumba

 

[Listen to how to homeschool through hormones]

 

 

Which of these happiness tips are you going to practice today? Tell us in the Homeschool Sanity Facebook Group.


Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor!

 

The animated feature, ‘ICE DRAGON: LEGEND OF THE BLUE DAISIES,’ blooms on big screens nationwide for a two-day family-friendly Adventure. Take an amazing journey to an enchanted world that holds a secret…where hope is in a song! In select cinemas nationwide March 24 and 26 only. If you missed the live event, purchase a copy for your home library on Blue Ray, Digital or DVD.

Visit  here to learn more.


How to Teach Sign Language in Your Homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers! I want to thank AFFIRM Films and Sony Pictures Animation for their sponsorship of this podcast. The Star is now available on Blue-ray, DVD and Digital – this is a great movie for the entire family.

This week I am excited to talk with you about teaching sign language in our homeschools. I was inspired by my guest and I know you will be too.

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Now, from the studio that brought you Miracles From Heaven & Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs comes the timeless tale about faith, friendship, and the importance of believing in yourself. AFFIRM Films and Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star arrives for the first time on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital on February 20th with special bonus content features like… Star-aoke where you can sing along with Bo and Friends, Lyric Videos from: Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony, A Great Big World, Kelsea Ballerina and Kirk Franklin! Visit the website for more resources for you and your family at TheStarMovie.com. Also be sure to engage with our special “Faith All Year Round” children’s sermons study from DeVon Franklin – discussing the themes of the film and how to keep the spirit of this inspiring story alive in us every day. Get your copy at TheStarMovie.com today!

Sign Language Teaching Resources

Rochelle’s YouTube channel

Rochelee’s website, ASL Rochelle, filled with fun and challenging ASL resources and lessons.

See Homeschool Sanity for books mentioned in the podcast

The Learn ASL in 31 Days course is available on the front page of ASLRochelle.com. I also offer vocabulary videos with categories like ocean, holidays, and grammar. I have other free courses like one on finger spelling.

For students who want to learn more, I offer a fluency and vocabulary course, a practice, retention, and memory course, and a grammar course. My courses can take a student to a level-three college equivalent in sign language.

I offer a four-week summer camp in ASL and Facebook groups, where I give monthly challenges and offer feedback to students.

 

Have you taught signing to your kids?

Have a happy homeschool week!

Interest-Led Learning: Homeschooling, The First Year

Hey, homeschoolers! I want to thank AFFIRM Films and Sony Pictures Animation for their sponsorship of this podcast. The Star is now available on Blue-ray, DVD and Digital – this is a great movie for the entire family.

For this episode I got to catch up with our new homeschoolers. What was intended to be a topic on curriculum choices became a discussion of interest-led learning. I know you’ll be inspired by what we shared.

But first, I want to invite you to join me on the Facebook page live to ask questions on Tuesdays at 4E/3C/2M/1P. I will be sharing sanity savers for your homeschool, family, and life that you won’t want to miss. If you catch me live, we can ask questions and I can get to know you better. We have so much fun! You can catch the replay for the shows on the Facebook page at Facebook.com/psychowith6 or on my YouTube channel at YouTube.com/Psychowith6.

Now, from the studio that brought you Miracles From Heaven & Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs comes the timeless tale about faith, friendship, and the importance of believing in yourself. AFFIRM Films and Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star arrives for the first time on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital on February 20th with special bonus content features like… Star-aoke where you can sing along with Bo and Friends, Lyric Videos from: Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony, A Great Big World, Kelsea Ballerina and Kirk Franklin! Visit the website for more resources for you and your family at TheStarMovie.com. Also be sure to engage with our special “Faith All Year Round” children’s sermons study from DeVon Franklin – discussing the themes of the film and how to keep the spirit of this inspiring story alive in us every day. Get your copy at TheStarMovie.com today!

I heard from Joleen, Jeanette, and Mai Lyn via email. I asked them about their parenting approach since we last spoke and what curriculum they are using. Listen to the podcast for their updates.

Homeschool Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

See Homeschool Sanity for more resources from this episode

All About Reading
Reading Eggs
Teach Your Monster to Read
Dinosaur meme

Have a happy homeschool week!

The Turpin Case: A Psychologist’s Response to Homeschooling and Child Abuse

Hey homeschoolers!

This is an unusual podcast episode for me. I normally don’t address current events or controversial issues. But news of the torture, captivity, and severe abuse and neglect of the Turpin’s homeschooled children is prompting me to speak out. I don’t have answers for how to prevent every case of child abuse, unfortunately. But I do have information that I think must inform our discussion about the issue and even prompt our action.

We will get to that in just a few minutes, but for now I would love for you to review this podcast. On your iPhone, go to The Homeschool Sanity Show in your podcast app, scroll down to the bottom, and you’ll be able to rate the show and comment. Here’s how to rate the podcast when you aren’t using an iPhone. Thank you in advance for reviewing the podcast and making it more likely for other homeschoolers like you to find homeschool sanity.

Teaching Tip of the Week

The teaching tip of the week is using Instagram to find homeschooling books and curriculum that will bless your homeschool. Did you know you can get great curriculum reviews on Instagram? I frequently get book recommendations from the images and I love watching the live stories. You can comment with any questions you have for the Instagrammer. If you would like to follow me at Psychowith6 or GrammarGalaxyBooks, I would love to follow you back. But I would also love for you to follow HomeschoolScopes. For the month of February we will have a #realhomeschooling Instagram challenge that could not only give you great book tips, but inspiration for your homeschooling life. We would love to have you participate. To see a list of the challenges you can check out the show notes for this episode at homeschoolsanity.com/childabuse. Or just follow HomeschoolScopes on Instagram to find the image with all of the challenges listed.

References from This Episode

the torture, captivity, and severe abuse and neglect of the Turpin’s homeschooled children

An estimated 3% of school-age children are being homeschooled in the United States for a total of about two million students

the L.A. Times,

ResponsibleHomeschooling.org

They admit that they have no statistically signifcant data that suggests homeschooling families abuse children at higher rates than non-homeschooling families.

one of the Turpins’ daughters attending school in the third grade

The LA Times further reports that none of the children had seen a doctor in four years

30 states reported that 8.5% of child abuse fatalities occurred in families who had received family services. Here is an example of one such child. There is also alarming evidence of high rates of child abuse within foster care homes

removing children from an abusive home doesn’t always have a happy ending

The Atlantic

horror stories about parents apparently innocent of abuse having their children taken from them without cause

The highest rate of child abuse is among infants with over 1/4 of abused children being under age three

The biggest risk factors for child abuse are alcohol and drug abuse and domestic violence.

a religious upbringing or conservative political views constitute abuse in and of themselves?

More than one out of every five school children is bullied.

the Turpin girl was reportedly bullied in third grade.

bullied students committing suicide

responding to their bullying by shooting their fellow students at school

11 school shootings in the U.S. in the last three-and-a-half weeks, though that statistic has been disputed

1 in 10 students has been the victim of sexual abuse at the hands of school personnel

Experts tell us that most child abuse is neglect and neglect is highly associated with low income

leaves her 9-year-old in the park near her workplace.

Nurses for Newborns

home visits that have been shown to be very effective in preventing abuse

Here are signs to look for.

HSLDA

Coleman and Brightbill argue that parents who have been reported for child abuse should have to be evaluated when they choose to homeschool.

Read the blog post

What’s your response to the Turpin case? Let me know in the comments.

How to Teach Foreign Language in Your Homeschool

How to Teach Foreign Language in your homeschool #podcast #homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers!

Have you had a hard time teaching foreign language in your homeschool like I have? I studied German but wanted my kids to learn Spanish. It’s been a challenge for me to say the least. That’s why I was excited to meet Anne Guarnera. She has a PhD in Spanish and is also the homeschooling mother of two boys. She has the author of the website Language Learning at Home and seeks to help homeschooling families teach foreign language and actually enjoy it. We’ll learn from her in just a minute, but first I would love to invite you to join us at The Organized Homeschool Life Facebook page. We’ll get to know each other by sharing our weekly goals, our focus for the day, and even what we’re planning for dinner. I’ll share tips there for getting your homeschool life organized whether you own the planning system or not. Join us at Facebook.com/groups/organizedhs.

Teaching Tip of the Week

The teaching tip of the week is to pare down the information you want to share with your kids to the essentials. Then you can add it to your homeschool schedule in short segments. Here’s an example. If you don’t have time to do a complete music course, use Music in Our Homeschool’s 100 Classical Pieces Mini Course. Gena was my guest on this podcast before. I’ll link to our interview on including music in your homeschool in the show notes. Play and discuss one classical music selection from the course every day that you’re home or do one a week and you’ll greatly enhance your child’s music education in a short time. The mini course is just $5 through the end of January 2018. Learn more at Psychowith6.com/100Classical.

Foreign Language Resources Mentioned in This Episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show

Duolingo and Mango Languages

Anne gives other ideas for motivating your students at Language Learning at Home.

Language Learning at Home

Facebook group

Connect with Anne on Twitter @LangsatHome.

Read the blog post

What challenges have you had in teaching foreign language in your homeschool?

6 Reasons Your Homeschool Still Isn’t Organized

Hey, Homeschoolers! This is a special episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show. Getting organized is one of the most popular goals for the new year. Organization is a popular topic at homeschool conferences too. I’ve met many of you in many sessions. I suspect that no matter how great my intentions, many of the homeschoolers who have heard me speak or own my book, The Organized Homeschool Life, still aren’t organized. For this episode, I’d like to talk about why. I’m also planning on chatting with you about getting organized on Facebook Live on beginning January 11th at 4E/3C/2M/1P at Facebook.com/psychowith6. I’ll also be giving away copies of an exciting new organizing tool I’ll be telling you more about in a few minutes. But now let’s jump right into our topic.

6 Reasons Your Homeschool Still Isn't Organized

Getting organized is one of the most popular goals for the new year. I’ve met many wannabe organized homeschoolers at conferences. Yet I suspect that no matter how great my intentions, many of the homeschoolers who have heard me speak or own my book, The Organized Homeschool Life, still aren’t organized. I’d like to discuss six reasons I think that’s the case.

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The Organized Homeschool Life Planner

Links for this episode

Read the blog post

my article on mini habits

why the most important area of your homeschool life to organize is your time

homeschooling without striving

FLYLady

the Organized Homeschool Life Planner

The Organized Homeschool Life Planner Launch Pricing

The Organized Homeschool Life Facebook group.

The planner I’ve created addresses the major reasons homeschool moms struggle to get organized. It comes in two formats for your preference — a full-year, undated, digital planner or a two-book, undated, printed, spiral-bound planner set. The digital version has daily, weekly, and monthly pages that can be edited on your computer and kept there or printed out. It’s the most economical by far because you can use it year after year. If you’d like to print some or all of the 8.5×11 pages, you can.

The print version comes in a January to June version and a July to December version. Print orders will be shipped free in the US and when ordered direct, include stickers designed exclusively for The Organized Homeschool Life planner. At the time of this podcast, for a very limited time, take advantage of discounted launch pricing that also includes discounts on the book, The Organized Homeschool Life. To learn more and finally get your homeschool life organized, grab your copy today!

You’ll be able to download sample pages in the product notes or join me on Facebook Live for an inside look and coaching on how to organize your time and your homeschool life.

Have a happy homeschool week!

How to Change Your Homeschool Habits This Year

Hey homeschoolers!

Happy new year! As I speak, we have entered a new year. It’s the perfect time to consider making changes to our homeschools and our lives. I want to talk with you about how changing your habits can change your homeschool.

Change Your Habits; Change Your Homeschool #minihabits

But first I want to talk with you about an important change I am making to this podcast.

As most of you know, I am still homeschooling four children, a high school senior down to a sixth grader. I have two kids in college who require a surprising amount of my time, considering that they are adults out of the house. I am the author of Grammar Galaxy language arts curriculum. I spend a considerable amount of time managing the business side of Grammar Galaxy as well as writing new volumes.

Speaking of new volumes, I have been asked when people can expect volume 3 to be published. I have had to push back the release date several times and I am now comfortable with a release date of the end of February. If you want to be sure to take advantage of launch pricing that will be available at that time, be sure to subscribe to the Grammar Galaxy newsletter, which includes monthly mission calendars by going to GrammarGalaxyBooks.com/subscribe. I also write a weekly newsletter, sharing sanity savers I have recently come across. Going forward, I will share these sanity savers on my blog, without the time-sensitive resources and discount codes. To subscribe to the weekly sanity saver newsletter and get all the goods, go to Psychowith6.com/subscribe.

In addition to these homeschooling and business activities, I am an avid tennis player, scrapbooker, and a church volunteer. On top of all of that, my husband and I have a very active social life. So given all of these time demands, I am sure you will not be surprised when I say that I’m going to make a change to my podcasting schedule. For the time being I will be podcasting every other week. There will be some exceptions when I want to share some time-sensitive information with you, but cutting back on my broadcasting schedule will give me more time to devote to creating new content. In future broadcasts, I will give you details on what I’m creating that will be a huge sanity saver. I’ll even let you know how you can be a part of creating it!

Links for this episode

Mini Habits

the Move app

DuoLingo app

the Magoosh app

Productive

Read the blog post

Conclusion

I’m excited to get my kids started on mini habits of musical practice, foreign language practice, and ACT study. I would love to hear what mini habits you choose and how it’s going for you.

You can change your homeschool one mini habit at a time!