Quick Tip of the Week: Tracking Play Dates and Sleepovers

If you have more than one kid, you might have the same problem we have. Every weekend each child is angling to get a friend over to play or spend the night. On occasion I even let the pressure get to me and everyone has someone over at the same time! With all girls, it can be a crazy, busy party…but we all still have fun!

Problem

Sometimes it seems like we have a child over almost every weekend and my children don’t seem to appreciate that. Often, all they remember are the times we say “No, not this weekend.” They also tend to disagree about whose turn it is to invite someone over.

Solution

Lightning just struck my brain a couple weeks ago and I came upon an exciting and easy solution! I told my girls to write down their friend’s name on the calendar on the day or night they played or stayed over. There it is…documented! Wow, that helps my brain to relax, make wise decisions, and also helps the girls to appreciate how many times we actually do say “yes”!

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About Shawna Wright

Shawna Wright has three daughters currently in 4th, 7th, and 9th grades. While she graduated college with a degree in Chemical Engineering, she chose to stay home and begin raising her family. She and her husband, Michael, purposefully chose to put their children in the public school system with much prayer and perseverance. Shawna volunteers in the local school district. She is also a hobby web designer, writer, speaker, graphic artist and Director of Communications at her church. Her heart's desire is to be a light in her community and help her own children to be lights in theirs.
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