Kathie in VA Posted March 9, 2008 Share Posted March 9, 2008 I have 4 kiddos: 13yo dd in 7th, 11yo ds in 6th, 8yo ds in 2nd+, and 3yo dd. I'm having a hard time getting to each kid. My oldest is complaining that I don't give her enough time... and she may be right. Right now we basically follow a schedule where each do their own thing in the morning. I bounce between them for the beginning of each one's subject to ensure they know what to do or teach the lesson etc. Although it's hard to stay focused with the 3yo. She is still potty training and wanting attention. Sometimes when I stop to deal with her issues, I don't get back to the right kid before another one is ready for me. ug. I do send the 8yo boy to deal with the 3yo at times but he has stuff to do also. There are other interruptions besides the little too. Then there's the cases where one needs me longer then expected and the other is waiting. I'm starting to think that maybe we need a different type of schedule. Perhaps a 1/2 hr or hr of Mom time per kid. If it's not their time to work with me then they must work on their own, holding all questions till it's their time with me. I'll have to line up work they can do on their own while waiting, but all are reading so that can always be a standby. Memory work is also another standby. What do ya think? Has anyone else tried something like this? If not, what else do you do? tia Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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