Time has always been not that friendly to us especially when the kids are about to take their monthly and quarterly examinations. As we review for a test, we tend to overspend time in one subject that before we knew it, it was evening already. No more time left for other subjects. Worst, no time spared for my other boys needing my help as well.
This time, though, I told the kids the need to organize our schedule. And by doing so, we need each other’s help. Every evening, we review past lessons and study in advance. This way, we need not cram for exams as the kids are well reviewed of past lessons.
Though this has been our system for sometime, it’s only this month that we practice it with firmness. We have been consistent with it. Everyone abides by our rule. Everyday, I become less of a nag and the kids seem to manage their time independently, even in doing their homework and projects by themselves then asking me to recheck them later.
As the days progress, everyone helps and welcomes new tasks. Everyone shares responsibilities. When the mother is busy with one boy, my two other kids are either washing the dishes or reheating the food for dinner. Sometimes, someone is upstairs typing or creating review questionnaires for his brother.
Responsibilities mount with age. But at their tender age, I could see my boys’ eagerness to learn and do things on their own. Good thing the initiative to welcome new tasks is something innate to them.
I hope this system would really help us cope with our house and school obligations. And beyond that, may the kids see this not as a burden but something valuable. It has always been my goal to help my children learn tangible ways to manage not just time but be independent and have the initiative and not be nagged into getting something done.
But why the fuss on making review test and putting more time in their studies? Perhaps the three boys are a little shaken by the results of their first quarter school standing. After
So, for today’s and tomorrow’s examinations, good luck boys!