This year, I am challenging my kids to maintain their high grades. I told them at the beginning of the year that I will give an incentive of $100 if they can maintain a grade of 100 from the first grading up to the final grades.
So far, my daughter is maintaining her grades to 100 from the first grading to the third. Our son has high grades too but his grades fluctuates because he doesn't like to study. Our son is equally smart as his sister but he is the type that would just read his notes once and that is it, he got it. It doesn't work all the time but his grade is still great. He is almost kind of has a photographic memory. It makes me happy that choosing to be a work-at-home-mom is paying off as hubby and I can really focus in helping the kids.
When I got pregnant, hubby and I made a decision that one of us should be a full time parent so giving up my career is something that I don't regret doing. I can fully take care of my kids and be there for my family all the time. I was their first teacher as I taught them at home during their pre-school years. The joy of it all is that, they remember that bond that we had when we were doing our learning at home. They called me Mommy teacher when they were little.
I salute those working Moms who can do it all, have a full time career and be there for their kids. Sometimes it doesn't always work out well for the kids so working parents find private tutor for their children. Luckily, there are so many private tutors nowadays that you can find. With the help of Internet, private tutoring is no longer an issue for parents.
I am blessed to have smart kids as I can't afford to have tutors for both of them. In return for their hard work in school, we give them rewards once in a while. Parenting is no easy job, it just need dedication and hard work for both parents.
I never looked back when I quit my job to work at home to be with my kids. It is the best decision I ever made!ReplyDelete
Those grades are excellent! Your son may not be maintaining a 100, but he's pretty darn close!ReplyDelete
When I have kids if I have the chance to be a stay at home mom I would jump at it. As much as i love working (and I do) to have the chance to be with my kids every step of the way is even better. Keep up the great work mommy teacher! lolReplyDelete
I reward my kids for good grades, too! Just like my parents did for me!ReplyDelete
It sounds like your kids are doing really well. I think incentives can be really helpful!ReplyDelete
You are raising them well. It is very important that at least one parent is there during their formative years. Congrats on her excellent grades!ReplyDelete
I am finally in a position where I can stay at home with my son, and I am so excited to be there with him as he learns and grows! Such a wonderful feeling. That is great that your son is doing so well.ReplyDelete
Such a cool idea to reward and motivate our kids. I think you are raising your kids really well, being a stay at home mom is not an easy jobReplyDelete
Great idea! Motivation is key when it comes to anything from grades to chores etc. Keep up the good work kids!ReplyDelete
Good idea. Your daughter has impressive grades. Keep up the good work young lady ;-)ReplyDelete
I'm blessed to be a mom of such a smart kiddo as well. And I totally agree with giving them incentives once in a while.ReplyDelete
That's a really great idea. I will have to try this with my kiddos.ReplyDelete
This is awesome. Your kids are on a track to success!ReplyDelete
Good for them! And good for you. I am a little confused though. Are a you a homeschool parent?ReplyDelete
I homeschooled them during their pre school years then they went to school after that.Delete
They grade differently in your area than mine. I hope that your children can maintain those great reports!ReplyDelete
I feel you almost have to reward your kiddos for grades. When you're older you don't work for free so why should kiddos get A's for no reason. They need motivationReplyDelete
Such a great idea! Looks like they are doing great!ReplyDelete
Sounds like you daughter is doing great in school so far!! WOOHOO!!ReplyDelete
Wow, both of them are doing great in school. I never regretted that I stopped working to take care of my kids when they were growing up.ReplyDelete
Congrats on having smart kids aside from their beauty Sis. My son's grade is very low compared to his little sister. We keep on encouraging him to try and do his best, so far it is working. Private tutors really helps too especially when you can afford.ReplyDelete
You did a great job raising two clever kids. I would love to give incentive to my kids when that day came. For now, I will enjoy every bit of her toddler moments.ReplyDelete
I've been a teacher and tutor before and I love every minute of it.
I think being a work at home mom does have a lot advantages when it comes to being able to watch your kids.ReplyDelete
You should be proud of your kids endeavours sis. They have really good grades. Like you, I make it a point that there is a reward for our daughter to meet so she gets motivated to keep studying.ReplyDelete
I like how you made that sacrifice of being a full time mom. That was my dream when I got pregnant but plans changed and up until now, I am still in the corporate world. But keep it up sis! You and your hubby are doing great jobs in raising your kids well.
You made the right decision in staying home to take care of your kids. The results are clearly showing through your kids' school performanceReplyDelete
Time management is what truly those working mothers do and they are working so hard to make sure that they are also fully functioning when their children needs them. Good ideas you do, that reminds of the way my parents did to us too. In order to strive for a higher grade.ReplyDelete
It is true, parenting entails a huge amount of dedication and time and it is very fulfilling to see the fruits of your hard work. It is also up to us parents to motivate our little ones so they can be the best that they can be! Good job mum + dad for raising these smart + awesome kids! :)ReplyDelete