Our current challenge is time management. My daughter usually has homework from every class every day. She also plays volleyball. In addition to that she has tap, ballet & jazz classes. To make life even more exciting, my car is currently not working. She does homework on the bus/train if possible as we travel home from practice. She spends most of her Sundays completing assignments. Saturday is usually her day to relax or hang out with friends/family. My daughter's school sends weekly progress reports via e-mail which is very helpful. I can also log onto the school website for more detailed information regarding her grades at any time. We use this system to monitor any areas of potential concern. Although these reports come to me, I encourage my daughter to own her responsibility for her grades. I coach her on how to communicate with her teachers when there are discrepancies of any sort. I do my best not to get involved unless it's absolutely necessary. I want her to master confidence in communicating with her teachers even when she doesn't agree with them and when she feels their actions are not fair. When I was a student, I remember being told by adults "I already graduated from high school. You need to graduate!" At that time, I didn't understand those statements. It's very clear to me now. My education was my responsibility. I communicate the concept to my daughter so that she owns her education. I use different verbage although it's the same message.
So with everything that you guys have going on how do you keep yourself and your family strong?
It's a constant shift in thoughts when I feel tired. The sacrifice is worth the goal. I'm also more intentional regarding our health. We're eating less processed food and starting a regimen of vitams. When your body is storng, you're better equipped to handle stress.