In this week’s episode, Saren answers these questions from our community:
Dealing with Anxiety:
Question from Jen: I’m wanting to feel better prepared to help my anxious daughter work with the pressures and anxieties she feels from school.
Saying Yes and No to the Right Things:
Question from Laurie: I’m nervous about balancing everything. I want to help in classrooms and have the kids participate in things but I don’t know what to say yes or no to.
Making the Most of Car Time:
Question from Brooke: With four kids spread across three schools, plus after school activities, I will be spending a lot of time in the car. It feels like wasted or unproductive time, not sure if there is a way to help with that.
Question from Caroline: We really struggle with the after school routine. What should come first, homework or play? I have a 2nd grader, 4th grader, and a 6th grader just going into middle school. It feels very challenging to balance their different personalities and what they need after school.
Meal Planning Tips (previous podcast episode)
After School Routines (video Saren talks about where she shows their family’s routine)
Setting Up Good School-Day Routines (ideas for helping make it clear what children are supposed to do in the morning and after school)
Alexander’s Amazing Adventures (great for car time!)
* Chore Chart and Instructions – As explained in this episode, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “chore chart” and we’ll send you tried-and-true chore chart materials.
Audio Editing by Christy Elder