A few years ago we joined the Classical Conversations community as a supplement to our homeschool. When we started homeschool, we started Classical Conversations. So at this point, our girls don’t know homeschool apart from CC. We are extremely happy with our choice of CC.
That is not to say there have not been some bumps along the way. And we are not doing any of the things (homeschooling, Classical Conversations, life) perfectly. But we have settled into a great groove with CC and have had many successes along the way.
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I can still remember a time I lied to my Dad. It was a flat-out bold-faced lie. And it was (as all lies are) pointless. I was spending the night at his new apartment and he asked me if I had brushed my teeth. I told him I had.
I had not.
And he found out.
It wasn’t hard. He walked into the bathroom and checked to see if my toothbrush was wet.
I can’t really remember the consequence for lying to him other than having to actually brush my teeth. Not so bad.
But the lasting impact of that lie is obvious to me. And it was an indication to me that tooth brushing was a habit I didn’t really care for.
I am trying to make sure our kids don’t dislike tooth-brushing as much as I did. So we are starting early with the habit. And so far, they are the ones who remind us to do this daily habit!
I have found that if I want to start a habit in our home (for myself or my kids), I need to get organized to make it happen. I think of it as organizing with purpose.
And since we are trying to create the healthy habit of tooth-brushing with our kids, I came up with a super simple way to organize their oral hygiene supplies to encourage them to keep up the habit. Continue Reading