I'm up late with my kids again, helping them get their work done. We're still figuring out how to get all the things done that need to be done before bedtime every day. The kids have discovered the art of procrastination. And since I'm a single, homeschooling, working mother, I'm busy from sunrise to sunrise.
I know a lot of parents do school first thing in the morning. That's never worked well for us - partly because I'm NOT a morning person, and don't see the need to force that on my kids.
So we're experimenting with evening school. My thought was that they'd be physically tired at the end of the day and ready for some mental work.
As long as the TV is off, this seems to work OK. So far.
I'm hoping it will be like my routine of leaving the house clean before bed. And maybe they'll get tired of doing all the work at night and choose to do more in the morning. The goal is simply to get them to get their work done before they are allowed to go to bed.