Scheduling

Still Time Left…to do nothing

In most parts of the country, there is between one week and three weeks left of “summer vacation.” This means…there’s still time left: time left to do not much of anything. Has your summer been busy? Filled with trips and camping and hikes and swimming? That’s great! AND, doing none of those things for a…

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Looking Ahead to School

While the children of some of my friends, who live in other parts of the country, have already gone back to school, we here in Portland still have a good four-weeks before back-to-school time hits. While there is still plenty of time for trips to the pool, a few last camping trips and days at…

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Destination Deep Play

In my classes, we spend quite a bit of time discussing scheduling. In Chapter 5 of Simplicity Parenting, Kim Payne uses a metaphor I find incredibly useful to help us understand the different activities that fill our children’s days. The metaphor is based on the idea of crop rotation: in order to keep soil healthy,…

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