Can you raise children to be adults that make good choices by treating them more like a roommate? Continue reading Being a parent vs. being a roommate
This is our last week of school before we’ll break for the holiday. We may continue our group reading, because we’re all enjoying the book and the break for Christmas might be so long that we forget where we left off. Continue reading I’ve been slacking…
Back in April, I told you that you shouldn’t let your kids learn alone. Today is our first day of our new school year, and in keeping with the spirit of that blog post, I’m trying to take a new approach to our school day. As my kids get older, they are more and more … Continue reading Setting the learning example
I wrote on Tuesday about a man who was once a part of our homeschooling group and his recent arrest, talking about how it rocked our group and shocked me personally. This is still on my mind quite a lot. It’s made me do a lot of thinking about the people that I know, the … Continue reading Meeting new people in homeschooling – and being safe
Like you, I spend at least some time reading homeschooling blogs. Whether things are working or not, I’m always looking for new, fresh ideas to either improve things or totally revamp them if they’re not working. I read this blog the other day. It’s about having parent-student conferences with your kids. I’ve done something similar … Continue reading Involve the kids with a parent-student conference
This homeschooling thing has a major benefit: flexibility. We can schedule appointments during school hours, because we can shift our school hours. We can take days off when we want, schedule field trips as often as we want, decide when we start and end our school year (or to school year round), take vacations when … Continue reading Doing this your way – even if you’re the only one!
We’ve just had an interesting experience around here, and it’s one that shows that the argument that your kid has to go to public school to get socialization and interact with others is pointless. My kids both went to public school for a few years before we began homeschooling. Oldest is now in his early … Continue reading An excellent example of why the socialization argument isn’t valid