FREE Character Counts Patience Planner

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My family looks forward to the Character Counts Planner and character study each month.  We like to use these studies during our morning time in our homeschool. Family time is so important right now, and there are some great activities in here to do with the whole family! This one is very timely for the season that we are living in and is all about how to practice patience.

character counts: patience character planner text with image of hour glass on a board game.

Learning to practice patience is something that we are all having to do right now. Its not really optional at the moment. We are waiting in line at the grocery stores, waiting for our activities and classes to reopen. We find ourselves waiting for packages to come in the mail that have been delayed. This is a difficult time for our society that is used to all of this instant gratification. How much longer are we going to have to wait for the world to be normal again?

Now is the perfect time to practice patience.

I have noticed that my children are having a very hard time with this as well. They don’t understand why we can’t just run to the store to get a treat, or a favorite food that may not be available. And needing to ration toilet paper in a house with 4 girls? Well, that’s a character quality in itself!

Then there is the waiting for life to be back to our regularly scheduled routine. Just the other day, I was asking my 12 year old why her dance bag was such a mess and exploding all over her room. I told her she needed to clean it out and clean it up. She broke out in tears and said, “Why does it even matter? It’s not like I will be dancing for 86 years!” 

86 years! It took everything in me, not to explode in laughter. Instead, I wrapped her up in my arms realizing how difficult this was for her to understand. She dances a few times a week, it is her release, and her passion. The weekly schedule is no longer. I am sure for her it does feel like it has been 86 years! Now is the perfect time to focus on the character trait of Patience, as we don’t really have a choice in the matter. We are all in this together, and we will be working on practicing patience even if we don’t desire to grow in this trait!

What’s in this month’s planner?

The planner this month will help you to plan out a 4 week study on the character trait of patience. It will help you teach and guide your kids on how to practice patience with lots of practical applications. The planning is already done for you. Which makes it completely open and go. Yet there is lots of room for personalization and customization for your children and family.

Check out what’s inside:

  • Character Quality Family Checklist Worksheet
  • 4 Week Study Guide on Patience
  • Analyze and Evaluation Sheets
  • Character Study Worksheets for Kids
  • Character Trait Planning Worksheets
  • Journaling Pages
  • Activity Sheets on the Character Trait of Patience
  • Printable Forgiveness Quotes and Bible Verses
  • Patience Blueprint
  • Family Goals
  • Family Activities that Demonstrate Patience
  • Certificate of Completion

The character planners have no dates on them.  You can use them at any time.  That’s why they would be great to pull out when you are dealing with a certain issue that needs to be focused on.

The directions on how to download your free Character Counts Planner are sent in each weekly ezine. The planner access information is always located at the bottom of each email. If you are not signed up, you can sign up HERE.

Angry and Stressed-out Parenting

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Overcoming Angry & Stressed Out Parenting

Overcoming Angry & Stressed Out Parenting


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Israel and Brook Wayne tackle an area that has been the menace of parents for way too long.  Frustration, irritation, and anger often find a way into our homes, trying to turn the kindest of parents into a meanie. What happened? Where did this anger come from? What can be done to get rid of it? Come along and join the discussion.

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Patience for Homeschool Moms

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How to Be a Patient Homeschool Mom: Homeschool Sanity Show PodcastOn this first episode of a new season of The Homeschool Sanity Show, I discussed how to be a patient homeschool mom. I have a new format, broadcasting live on Periscope (@Psychowith6) every Tuesday at 1:00 PM Central time. I will be sharing answers to questions and suggestions from other homeschool moms who are the REAL experts! Learn more about Periscope at Psychowith6 and join our Facebook group/

Teaching Tip of the Week

This week’s tip is from Amy Milcic of Busy Boy’s Brigade. She shared a great reading app called Epic.

Organized Homeschool Challenge of the Week

This week we are organizing our kids’ bedrooms. You can find all the steps in the challenge here.

Action Steps of the Week

  1. Renew your mind with Scripture. Check out & Click over to Homeschool Sanity to get your free patience Scripture printable.
  2. Use routines and plan so you aren’t rushing your children. Check out my interview with FLYLady.
  3. Use good self-care.

Periscope Suggestions This Week Were From:

@Lady Dusk – Dawn of

@OurThriftyHome – Brandy of OurThriftyHome

@ChaoticBlissHS – Jenn