I’ve been kind of quiet for a while, dealing with a variety of things at home that needed my attention. Today, I want to talk about what happens when you realize that something you’re doing for your homeschool has run its course and is no longer needed – or no longer wanted. There’s a lot … Continue reading When a homeschooling component has run its course
My kids have some interests that they follow pretty intensely. Woodworking is one for my oldest; Minecraft and gaming in general is one for my youngest. I love the freedom and flexibility that homeschooling gives us to allow them to pursue those interests. But what I love most of all is that it allows me … Continue reading The growth of the child
We’ve discussed, both here on the blog, as well as on other websites, Facebook, Twitter, and offline, the things we don’t like about public school, the reasons we homeschool, and the many ways the two are one and the same. Without dunning public schools, I have to say that one of the great things about … Continue reading Joys of Homeschooling: Unusual classes!
Depending on your situation, there’s a lot of things that may have happened with your ADHD child in school. There may have been pressure from the school to medicate him. There may have been threats of suspension or special education classes, or even failing a grade. You may have had countless meetings with teachers over … Continue reading Why is homeschooling your ADHD child a good idea?
The other day, I saw something on Facebook that prompted me to write today’s blog. Another homeschooling parent posted that the government in her local area had passed a bill for 3-year-olds to go to all day preschool. She’d seen an interview on the news with two mothers who planned to utilize it, and the … Continue reading Why have children if?
My kids each went to public school for a few years before we began homeschooling – one went through the middle of 5th grade, the other through the middle of 2nd. Because of this time spent in that environment, and being able to compare that to the freedom they now experience in homeschooling, my kids … Continue reading Missing out on the experience
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
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
As a writer and photographer, I’m all about creativity. Whether it’s writing, taking photos, drawing, painting, carving, sculpting, or writing code to make a video game, I think it’s all wonderful. I have one child who has an artistic side, like me – sort of. He draws – I can’t draw a straight line if … Continue reading Encouraging your child’s strengths