Thursday, May 30, 2013
Sitting Still Training Redux
My kids are now ages 18, 16, 13, and 11. During our last few weeks of lessons, we became rather retrospective, at least my oldest son and I were. He graduated two weeks ago, so he is now done homeschooling!
Pause with me while I catch my breath. (I know some of you can't imagine being done with homeschooling. But it seems like it went by so fast!)
Anyway, my younger two were having a hard time sitting still. These two always have a hard time sitting still. They never really have liked sitting and listening, especially my 13yo son.
My older two blame this on the lack of Sitting Still Training for the younger two. We focused on this quite thoroughly about seven years ago (when my oldest was the age of my youngest). This made me think that perhaps we should work on it again.
What is "Sitting Still Training?" you may wonder. Well, just what it sounds like. They practice sitting still.
For some ideas and thoughts on how it works out, check out my blog post from 2006 (linked above). We will be working on it just the same during the summer. And maybe by fall, my two younger kids will be proficient sitters!