You don't have to send your spouse and kids away to study. You can study with them and, therefore, not feel guilty for studying. Here are some suggestions to make extra study time but not lose time with your loved ones.
Make flash cards or draw images, and have your kids color the images.
"Teach" your kids what you know. If they are really young, your children will be happy to just sit with you and listen.
Take your energetic kids on walks to use up their nervous energy so they will sit with you...or just talk to them on the walks and explain what you have learned.
Ask your spouse, significant other, or roomate to ask questions from notes or objectives and have you explain what you know.
Show your kids pictures from the book and explain the function of each structure.
Create matching games by having cards with pictures matched to cards with names and cards with functions.
Professor Thomas M. Lancraft
Spend time with your children but, if you are creative, you can also use the time effectively studying.
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