Tuesday, 31 August 2010

High Emotions = Decreased Learning


It's hard to learn anything, or remember much, when your emotions are running high. I was reminded of this important fact this morning.

For most families to function well, routine matters. Our routine in the morning requires our three school-aged girls to be up at 6.45am and downstairs ready to get things happening by 7am. That gives them a full 15 minutes to dress themselves and make their beds. 15 minutes! Considerable time, and they've proven many times that it can be done with ease.

This morning was different.