A few weeks ago when I was home sick, I watched a fantastic TED Talk about agile programming for family management. The gist of the idea is that people respond well to guidelines that they develop and agree on together. Kids respond well to a rules, rewards, and consequences system that they create for themselves. It’s self-governance, really. It teaches kids self-management and promises to take the stress out of modern family life.
Chris and I have agreed to give it a shot. Here’s the video if you’re interested.
A few other things I’ve been reading this week:
How do you respond to change? I’m a questioner, through and through. I’ll do what you want, but it has to work/be efficient/make sense. Show me that, and I’ll get on board. http://www.happiness-project.com/happiness_project/2013/01/four-personality-types-which-one-are-you/
Routine charts! I’m torn between trying a printable or something more kinetic – like a magnet that Mackenzie can move – to help her engage in the process… http://www.modernparentsmessykids.com/2012/01/we-tried-it-routine-charts.html
Mom Command Center… Love this. I like the use of old window frames, too. I’m bookmarking this idea for when M is a little older… http://widkidsblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/moms-command-center.html?m=1
Spring has come to Tennessee! We’re excited about getting seeds in the ground this weekend. I love this idea from Gabrielle at designmom.com… http://m.designmom.com/2012/04/diy-little-farmer-easter-baskets/
I hope you have a lovely weekend!