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Hi all. This vlog is based on the following email from a mom:
“Hi Seth, I’ve recently found your website and have to say am thrilled to have done so. You totally GET these kids! I feel like I’m fighting an uphill battle against my child, the school, even my husband at times but hearing you speak gives me hope and motivation to keep going.
I have a question for you (well, many questions actually, but let’s start with this one). How long can I expect to get these systems up and running that you suggest? What I mean is, after going through your videos, etc I would like to implement much of what you suggest but considering that he is going to fight me the entire way on these there’s no way I’m going to be able to get all of these systems up and running at once.
- have a planner that works for him and that he ACTUALLY uses
- Use the “today’s plan” sheets (is it better to use the planner or these or both?)
- “sunday” night overhaul -binder replacement system -create a sacred study space…etc Let’s say we start with the planner.
- 1) He is NOT going to go to the office store with me or probably not look online to pick one = struggle # 1 (might take days ). IF I can even get him to agree on a monthly planner,
- I now need 2) to get him to USE it. He simply won’t write in one right now so that’s going to be an even bigger struggle and need to be set as a long term goal;
- and finally I will need to help him 3) use it effectively.
If I get any buy-in for use (and that’s a huge IF), I now need to get him to not only write each of the assignments down, but also the correct assignments/page numbers/due dates, etc. As you can see just implementing the planner system is going to take a while.
So: Any ideas on how long I’m looking at for just this one system? And then, at what point can I introduce another “system,” say the “binder replacement” Finally, how long do you think I’m up and running with all the systems (and by “up and running” I understand that NONE of these will be well-oiled, but rather a continuous work in progress. Thanks for any input. I really appreciate what you are doing for these kids. I wish you were in Chicago!!!”
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