It is not necessary to fling your calendar into the wind but it might be useful to evaluate whether the timetable is controlling you or are you, and more importantly, your children, in control of your family rhythm. You can read more about following our children’s own flow and use this to inform a rhythmical approach to preparing and planning.
Asking questions such as,
- How essential are items on your calendar?
- How flexible are you being and is there room for change?
- Is your rhythm responsive to your children’s interests and needs?
- Is there allotted periods for downtime, extended personal reflection, or intense activity.
Questions like these will change your focus, and your perspective, on the purpose and implementation of planning in your families.