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
I like to ensure that we have a little fun worked in to our first few weeks of the homeschool year. It’s a nice way to ease back into the more structured days of school after the lazy days of summer, and there’s so much we can do that might be too expensive or crowded … Continue reading Starting the school year with some fun
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
“I’m not touching you!” “That’s my toy, not yours!” “Quit breathing on me!” “Mom, he’s hitting me!” We all hear variations on these, and many more, when we have more than one kid. No matter how much siblings might love each other, they’re going to fight, argue, and bug each other at least every now … Continue reading I’m not touching you!
Socialization is one of the biggest myths we deal with as homeschoolers. We have people who don’t homeschool constantly asking us how we ensure our children socialize, and for those of us who are rather introverted, we often struggle with worry about whether we’re getting the kids out enough to socialize, among other concerns. The … Continue reading The size of your homeschooling world
When you’re a single parent and also working and homeschooling, time can be of the essence. As we talked about last week, you can date, but if time is an issue for you, you may feel like dating is impossible because of the time it can take. Whether you’re looking for a fast first date, … Continue reading Top 3 Quick Dates
One of the hardest parts of homeschooling and dating is probably the fact that if you’re not working, you’re with the kids, and vice versa. You have such limited time for yourself that the traditional ways that most people might come up with to meet someone – going out to a club, for example – … Continue reading How to meet a date – and what you need to say to them