Store all homeschooling materials in
a central location. It really slows down
learning to have to run a treasure hunt
Each of the children has a labeled tube in
which he or she places all planners, utensils, and paper, and they each have half
3.;Meal Plan: Create a meal plan in detail, along with a grocery list, preferably
6.;Keep in Contact: Technology is great.
Call your spouse throughout the day, on
behalf of the children, and if available,
Hangouts, etc. to maintain contact with
made by the children, to decorate her
hospitalized spouse deeply involved in
Christopher Laurie has been happily married for sixteen years. He is the father to
five wonderful children. He and his wife
have been homeschooling since 2001. The
Laurie family has a rare genetic disorder
that causes a variety of learning issues to
work through. Chris also supports his wife
in her struggle with the same genetic issues. This equips Chris with a very special
skill set to help those who support loved
ones with chronic illness and successfully
homeschool through it all.
Also, it helps save on food expenses, al-lowing;you;to;coupon;and;look;for;deals
while avoiding impulse buys. If needed,
the next month too.
to request assistance
sisters . . .
from family, friends,
and church brothers/
ian Wednesdays or Seafood Fridays, to
provide more structure and routine for
the children. Eating out is far more ex-
pensive over the long run and also offers
less nutritional value.
4.;Chore Chart: Use a written-out chore
chart that has already been established,
which helps the family continue to run
smoothly—no quibbling about who
needs to do what or trying to manipulate
the situation to get some unearned free
time. Use of an established chore chart
chore chart when everything is normal
and work out the kinks so that when
what they have to do and follow the routine.
;Don’t;be;reluctant;to;re-quest assistance from family, friends, and
church brothers/sisters, especially with
see;your;wife,;and;get;errands;done.;Baby-sitting, play dates, and carpooling with
another family to co-op classes are helpful and can free you to get some of the
guys, we sometimes forget how nice and
5th-12th grade subjects
5.;Keep the Schedule: Try to sustain the
normal routine of the home. Children
(especially special needs children like
those with Asperger’s or autism) don’t
handle getting off of schedule well. They
thrive and are more peaceful when following a normal daily schedule.
By employing these suggestions, my
family has weathered several storms.
Mother is home as of this article, but due
to the chronic nature of her illness, we
will employ these tips again.
If you have children in middle school,
it helps to post the schedule on the wall
or refrigerator. Middle school-aged children can benefit greatly from doing a
Mom and sharing it with her that night.
The Lord designed our household to
run best with both a mother and a father,
so when a crisis arises, one spouse winds
up shouldering the workload of two
people. These seven suggestions will help
you transition roles with more success
and less stress. They will ease the load
by providing a structure to distribute the
weight, which will equip you to continue
to provide direction and stability for your
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