Parents & Teachers as Partners™

Setting Weekend Priorities

Educator Asks:
Given the hectic pace that most families have, I'd like to hear how parents set their weekend priorities.

Parent Answers:
Like most families, our weekends are used to both catch up with each other and get to the chores that can't get accomplished during the week. While I'm busy running errands, grocery shopping, and doing laundry, I involve my kids in all those activities. Kids develop a good work ethic helping with a few jobs around the house, too. Perhaps folding laundry is something children can be responsible for.

Often my older kids have homework that has to be done over the weekend. We visit the library and make sure homework projects are done before Sunday night.

We also schedule fun! We create artwork, go to a concert, or play games at a special family time during the weekend. We find Saturday night is best for this focused family time. We pull out the paint, scissors and glue and go to it!

Other Topics

Art is Basic
Computers and Young Children
Families Use of Libraries
Feeling Comfortable At Your Child's School
Involving Busy Parents
Kids Like School?
Multicultural Diversity
Nutritious Lunches
Organizing Assignments
Parent Involvement
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parents' Expections
Purpose of Homework
School Readiness
Setting Weekend Priorities
Stages of Artistic Development
Starting the School Routine
Stress In Kids
Teaching with Household Routines

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