Posts by: Mindy
4 Important Life Skills for Teens
While we might wish to keep our kids young forever, the reality is our teens are moving into adulthood. Preparing our kids for their futures, even during the academically rigorous and sometimes stressful times of high school, takes on a new priority for us as parents. Many schools and homeschool programs offer high school electives […]
Fun, Easy Activities for Struggling Readers
For a struggling reader, any activity involving reading might be met with great resistance, reluctance, or tantrums. As a parent, your main goal is to make the process less overwhelming and more enjoyable, but you may also feel pressure to improve your child’s reading skills test scores. What your child may need most are small […]
Why Do We Study History and Social Studies?
Whether you are a homeschool parent or providing after school enrichment for your children, you are no stranger to the common question, “Why do I have to study history?” A main tenet of education is that children grasp and retain concepts better when they feel that what they are learning is relevant. Students may believe […]
Engage Your Child’s Curiosity With Inquiry-Based Learning
Everyone has different reasons for homeschooling, but a common thread is a desire to inspire children to love learning and become lifelong learners. “Inquiry-based learning,” or IBL, is one of the best ways of achieving this goal. Its child-directed, investigative core is why methods such as Montessori and unschooling are so popular. Continue reading to […]
Yes, You Can Start Homeschooling Anytime!
You may have been considering homeschooling for a while or perhaps you are just starting to look into this option. The many benefits that homeschooling offers, like the freedom to generate your own schedule and personalize curriculum to fit your child’s strengths and challenges, are appealing. Your child’s recent educational experiences (e.g., learning difficulties, bullying, […]