Aside from these pragmatic concerns what is often more important to the parents who choose to home school a child is they are in control of what the child is learning and the pace at which the child learns. Home schooling places the children in their own surroundings and therefore they are more comfortable. The kitchen table with mom or dad cooking, or in there room at a comfortable quiet desk can be the best classroom of all.
Successful students are the ones that are able to keep their schedule tidy at all times. Get an organizer or a diary and scribble down the important group meetings or projects that should be completed by the end of this week. Nothing can beat the ever-classical pen on paper technique. There are also digital diaries out for sale but then again, you would not want to put yourself in the situation of having your digital diary stolen or reformatted. So, it is still paper and pen, at their best. With a diary at hand, you will be able to juggle your college curriculum with your after school activities, and hence have better time management.
In college, last minute works usually does not count. By hogging on your computer the night before your deadline, you are actually endangering yourself and your grades. Make it a habit to complete all assignments bit by bit instead on compiling them into a humungous pile. Staying constant also applies to your ability to keep up to date with daily assignments and projects. The ability to keep up with your revisions will also help you a bundle.
If you are an alcoholic, and you read this, go get help. There are a.A. chapters in every city and country of this world. There are no excuses. If you can’t give up drinking, give up your children. Being a parent means being responsible. There are links to A.A. and even internet chapters online. Use them. You owe it to your children.
Make a list of categories for your expenses. You can do this on paper, or on a computer spreadsheet. Be prepared for a long list and use the information you gathered when you tracked your spending. Typical categories include rent/mortgage, gas, electric, water, TV, internet, pool care, trash removal, groceries, eating out, entertainment, club dues, child care, gasoline, hair care, and medical, but the list is endless. You can find templates on the internet, but you should customize it for your situation.
You have to learn to organize your time to get the most out of every day and in the same instance you have to “Be Good To You”. The majority of our time is caught up in daily rituals. Get up, get the children off to school, go to work, come home and prepare dinner, get the children to bed then we get up and do it over and over again.
Plan and combine trips. Obviously, the less you drive, the more you’ll save on gas. So plan trips in advance to reduce unnecessary stops and drive a shorter distance. Carpool where you can, not just for work but any time you can buddy-up for a trip.