labst60 Posted September 18, 2012 Share Posted September 18, 2012 I've been thinking a lot about this since the string of "what is too many/too much" thread when it comes to extra/evening activities and the suggestions that schoolwork may be suffering. For our family (and ymmv), we actually get MORE schoolwork done having an activity EVERY night of the week + Sunday. I am the worlds biggest procrastinator. Knowing we HAVE to be done with school by XX b/c otherwise we will be late for dance/baton/choir/bible school/etc is a HUGE motivator for me and my girls. This FORCES me to work through the rough patches (crankiness, baby is whiny, etc) when otherwise I would say "we'll finish later" or "we'll catch up tomorrow". When there is no "later" or "tomorrow", you push through and make it work, kwim? So, the point of this thread - if there is one ;) - is that if you happen to be behind b/c you are a PROCRASTINATOR (been there!), you might actually BENEFIT from adding a few commitments (and outside structure) to your schedule. It has done wonders for us! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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