The summer is a great time to get things done. You’ve generally got more free time, which means more time for working on the stuff that you just couldn’t get to over the school year. We recommend that you set goals in small categories, so that your list doesn’t turn out looking like one, big, overwhelming, monster list. Here are some suggestions:
- Your kids: Start out by having your kids each make a list of goals for themselves. This is a great way to add just a little bit of structure to their summer. On the side, you can make your one list of goals you’d like them to accomplish and suggest they add a few from your list to theirs. These can be simple things like keeping their rooms clean all summer or reading 10 books over the summer. Just make sure that these goals are practical and that you support them in their efforts over the next few months.
- Your whole family: This one would be more of a general list for your family. It could include vacation you want to go on, field trips you want to take, or even simple things like eating dinner together every night or revamping your chores schedule. The overarching goal of course, being to keep your family happy, healthy, and having fun over the summer.
- You: There must be some things you’d like to get done over the summer, right? Maybe learning a new craft you didn’t have time for during the school year? Or getting organized for the autumn? Whatever your goals are, write them down and then break them down into smaller, practical steps. For example, if you wanted to get organized for homeschooling in the autumn, your list could include: find new math curriculum, buy new art supplies, plan field trips, etc.
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