Figure out a daily routine. If you have children to tend to, include their activities in your routine. Determine when the ironing, vacuuming, waking the kids and walking the dog should occur during the day. Figure in drive-time to kids activities and wait time for school drop-off and pick-up.
Write your routine in a daily planner, up to a month in advance. Include medical appointments, play dates and field trips that you're attending.
Read your daily planner each night before you go to bed, so you know what to expect the next day. Read your daily planner each morning so you don't miss something. Follow your written schedule and complete each task.
Clean on a regular basis. Vacuum, dust and wipe off bathroom vanities at least a few times a week, if not daily. Scrub toilets, tubs and sinks at least once a week, more often if they need it. Do the laundry as needed, which includes sorting, washing, drying, folding and putting it away.
Maintain the household budget. Manage the mail, pay the bills and respond to party invitations.
Write a weekly menu and grocery shop according to the plan. Cook homemade, healthy meals and prepare healthy snacks for the family. The occasional pizza or quick fast-food meal is fine, but don't rely on them for most of your meals.
Stay busy. Do not play video games, watch television or surf the web unless it's on your daily planner and you've completed your other responsibilities. As a house husband, your job is to maintain the household and keep it running smoothly.
We all have different learning styles. The MBTI personality type indicator is used a lot for career choice selection, but can also be used for communication and now for understanding more about your learning and studying style. Download the Keirsey version of the personality test. What the MBTI Says About Your Learning Style and Study Skills http://www.suite101.com/content/myers-briggs-types-students-a31907#ixzz1Gm9qkTU8 Lists a description of study skill strengths by each of the 16 personality types. Study Skills Strategies http://www.d.umn.edu/kmc/student/loon/acad/strat/ "Knowing how to study is like knowing how to fish. It's a set of learning skills that lasts a lifetime and brings many rewards. Just as there are ways to know that you are a competent fisherman, there are also ways to develop study skills competency." Oodles of Study Skills Links Amby's Education Resources: Learning Styles & Study Skills Teaching approaches that will appeal
Parenting Styles Continuum Developmental Affirations Family Rules Parent by Personality Types Challenging Temperaments Highly Sensitive Children Explosive Children Trauma and Parenting ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder Sensory Integration Autism and Aspergers Early Childhood Teens Chores House Rules I have been a child and family therapist for over 20 years. It didn't occur to me right off the bat how much choosing this profession would involve coaching parenting strategies. So I've done my share of research over the years. Here's what I found: THERE IS NO RIGHT WAY TO PARENT. Parenting is on a continuum . This is best described by Jean Illsley Clarke (author of Self-Esteem a Family Affair), in Growing Up Again . Parenting styles range from overly strict to overly permissive. Probably moderation is the healthiest . In the middle of the continuum, you should have a set of Non-Negotiable Rules and a set of Negotiable Rules. Rigidity