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October 13, 2009

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Oh I have had many days like that! Sometimes it helps me to take a day off to just get caught up on the house! It is hard job to homeschool and keep up with the house and everything! That is great your older two help so much-older kids are great!

Regarding the tantrums, check out the site, raising godly tomatoes! It is a wonderful book-which you can read at the website!

Oh I'm so sorry! :( I hope today is going better [and that your headache is gone!]. You know I have long struggled with the house being a mess, and I don't have any answers for you there [let me know if you find the answer!]. I know that my house is MUCH cleaner now that I'm not able to homeschool and have the kids in public school, BUT, I'd go back to the messy house in order to homeschool in a second if our situation was different, so that's not an answer.

I have a couple of very *intense* children like you are describing - it IS so hard. I guess I don't have an answer for that really, other than prayer and love [by that I mean I make special effort to be loving to them when they AREN'T acting out to encourage that more0] and holding on by your fingernails on the bad days... and not shooting him. I've found it is good not to shoot them, even on days when they need shootin'. :)

God bless you Vicki - you are in my prayers today. Hope it is a better day.

I agree that taking a break is the answer. Sometimes I find that just skipping one or two lessons is enough, other times I take a whole day off. Everyone benefits from this. I also like the philosophy of flylady for housekeeping. Set a timer for 15 minutes and focus on one room. Stay focused and get to work. When the timer goes off, that's it. You are done. I was amazed at how much just 15 minutes of focused work will improve the appearance of any room.

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