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When it comes to accountability, it seems that’s my role for my grandson. Aside from having to check his report card for his grades, I’m also responsible for making sure he actually keeps his habit. My grandson isn’t old enough to even consider pledging money, and there’s no point announcing the habit since he’s already doing that in school. That being said, we do pay tuition fees and that in itself is money that needs to be put to good use.
Life begins at 65 after all. 😀
Thanks, KymmE! It’s not too late to learn it! If not for yourself, then for your family.
I have to restock school supplies during the weekend, on the same day I shop for groceries, so that I won’t have to think about buying them each day. I unplug the TV and keep toys away from the living room so that my grandson is not tempted to play while studying. Aside from keeping the books on the living room, I also keep my grandson’s best scores on top of the table to keep him motivated.
For my grandson, the start of the habit is always a review of what was taught in school. It serves as a warmup to proceed to the next lesson. For me, the start of the habit is flipping open the bookmark and reading the reminders I have for myself behind it.
My grandson’s identity mantra is: I don’t skip studying and I don’t forget my homework.
My identity mantra is: I don’t neglect my grandson.
The study habit always starts as soon as my grandson gets home. Once he gets home, he changes clothes and then comes to me for the study session. I have a copy of the books he uses, so even if he leaves them in his locker I will be able to study with him. The books are always arranged in the living room so that they are easy to see as soon as he gets home.
As for me, my habit starts as soon as I get home as well. In the same way that he sees the books once he gets home, I see it as well. I change into home clothes and begin my habit of reviewing the lesson that needs to be covered for that day.
I don’t have a calendar or alarm set because the routine is a necessary daily activity.
The other events that I have identified as triggers for my habits include the end of breakfast and lunch for the weekends. However, as much as possible I want Saturday reserved for my kid’s hobbies and Sunday reserved for church and spirituality.
Aside from my morning routine, work, and meal preparation, I don’t quite have many habits to speak of. I habitually create a shopping list every Sunday and purchase its contents every Saturday.
My grandson and I are working on a study habit and we’re both cheering for you, KymmE!
This is a little complicated because my grandson will always have homework. I’m supposed to start small and make it snowball, but I can’t start small at the cost of the kid being unable to submit their homework. The upper limit will have to be however much work the school imposes on my grandson during that day.
On my end, I always start by reviewing the materials I need to teach my grandson with. That’s always at 4 PM. The upper limit is one lesson per book per subject. There’s only so much room I have to increase intensity, but it’ll depend on how much work my kid gets and how I have to adapt.
The study time will always be in one set because there’s no other time in the day for it. My kid is in school for most of the morning and in the afternoon. It’s only in the evenings that I have time to do this.
Trust me, sewing is a lot of fun especially if you like to give your work out as presents. 🙂 If you can make clothes that are in with the times, then even more so! 😀