Your child meets me, JoAnn. I walk them through a quick overview of the course and get them excited!
We start thinking big! I guide your child through creating a brainstorm list of all the possible projects they can attempt this summer.
Picking a Summer Goal
We narrow their list down to find a goal that's personally meaningful for them.
Breaking down a Goal
I teach them how to work backward to formulate a plan to acheive their goal. This skill will transfer directly to the school year when they need to plan for big projects!
We think through exactly what kind of help your child will need and what supplies they need to make their goal happen.
They learn the Negotation G.A.M.E - the step-by-step process to ask for what they want while being respectful to you. (And you'll probably get extra chores out of this.)
Setting a Summer Timeline
Your child will lay out their summer week-by-week, setting their own goal milestones.
Time to start working
Yay! They now have everything they need to create a Not-So-Bummer Summer of their own.
"Not So Bummer Summer takes that accountability and responsibilty and gives it to my children in a way they don't even realize that they're learning something new.
They're learning life skills.The course teaches them time management, planning and being self-motivated and driven. They were excited and didn't even realize they were learning."
- Brie (Mom to Audrey, 11 & Robert, 12)
Zoo trips, splash pads, inviting friends over - it's fun for a week, but then what? At the end of each day, I found that my kids were grumpy and exhausted. And so was I.
But, I also wanted them to have fun. So, I created Not-So-Bummer. My kids plan their summer, not me. They claim a goal and plan to see it through. No worksheets. No packed schedule.
"JoAnn is an excellent teacher--funny, engaging, and easy to understand. She became my daughter's ally, rather than just another adult telling her to focus."
- Ruth Soukup
You'll need to do two things to get your child ready for Not So Bummer Summer: 1) Print out the workbook and 2) be around to answer any questions. However, there probably won't be many questions since this course is for your kid.
This will work. They can still watch the videos together. Simply print out 2 copies of the workbook so they can each create their own plan. Since they are responsible for their own summer goal, it will not be any extra work for you. Your kids will be self-motivated to complete it on their own.
No. The point of Not So Bummer Summer is for kids to find a way - on their own - to get things done with relying on other people to make it happen. They may need an occasional supply, however I teach them how to negotiate for it instead of demand. If you say no, they need to find another way to make their project happen.
This is going to light a fire under your laid back child! I will take him or her step-by-step through finding a goal they're passionate about and then creating a plan to make it happen.
I want your summer to be productive and calm! If you feel like Not So Bummer Summer isn't for you, I'll gladly refund your purchase within the first 30 days. However, I think you'll love it.