What Can We Learn From a Home-Schooling Mother of Six?
How does a mother six children do it without losing her marbles?
Does she worry about failing her children by home-schooling them when she’s not a teacher?
How does she handle the tech and screen time with so many kids?
What about sibling harmony and discipline? How does she find any ME time?
I was eager to jump on a Zoom call with Karisa Rivera, a mother of six children ranging from age one to 14. She answered all of these questions!
I also revealed the word I banned when my kids were little and how I stood my ground against societal pressures to have games consoles. (I absolutely don’t judge others who have them, but I’d like other parents to know it is possible.)
This is a must-watch for new parents with a clean slate who’d love to instil family values right from the start, but Karisa also has some beautiful words for parents of older kids who may feel hard on themselves for making mistakes or wishing they’d done things differently.
What did I learn from this mother of six? That those of us with smaller families sure know how to make life harder for ourselves than we need to!
Karisa has a lot of great wisdom to share about how she promotes family harmony by instilling a set of core family values around unity and respect. She also sheds light on the logistics of how home-schooling works in her (very full!) household.
I was planning on a 30 minute chat, but at the 30 minute mark we reached some some extra gold and I didn’t want to cut things off! So keep watching for:
30:00 – Sibling harmony and family values (Super inspiring!)
35:00 – Her two golden rules for all mothers (I absolutely love these.)
43:00 – Screen time and tech rules (What she dared to do when it became an addiction – and how that turned out.)
58:00 – Beautiful advice for parents of older kids who may feel hard on themselves for making mistakes or wishing they’d done things differently
Karisa Riviera lives in Miami, Florida with her husband and their six children. She is a personal empowerment coach serving women in the Latina community. www.mujerradiante.com Instagram @karisariviera
In the comments below, tell us how many kids you have? Are you home-schooling them because of lockdown? Or were you already a home-schooling family? Share what you think of Karisa’s tips and advice!
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