Tag: Homeschooling Styles
Is There an Easier Way to Homeschool?
We were registered for kindergarten! We were so excited because our son had even gotten into the one year-round elementary school in our county via lottery, and after all the great things we’d heard about the principal and the teachers there, we were feeling really positive about the whole experience. Three months before the first […]
Need Activities for Toddlers While Homeschooling Older Siblings?
You’ve taken full advantage of naptime to get some homeschooling work complete, but now your toddler is awake and going wide open. You may be tempted to just turn on the television and sit your toddler in front of it while you’re working one-to-one with an older sibling, and there’s nothing wrong with including some […]
Independent Learning is Good for You & Your Homeschooler
Why you need to balance parent/student interaction in your homeschool My children have a pet peeve. I guess you could say I am their pet peeve, but to put a finer point on it, it’s really my hovering over them while they do their homeschool work that causes issues. I have this sort of “guilt […]
When Your Children Don’t Learn the Same Way
How one parent solved the dilemma with her two children who learn differently My two children don’t do anything alike. One enjoys playing football and watching scary movies, the other prefers building model cars and reading a biography. When I decided that homeschooling would best fit their educational needs a few years back, I didn’t […]
4 Ways to Manage a Midyear Homeschool Transition
While every homeschooling story is unique, in time, you come to see the patterns. For example, there are the families who know from before their children are school-aged that they want to homeschool them. Then there are families that seem to fall into homeschooling, what we affectionately call “accidental homeschoolers.” In fact, December and January […]
By Listening We Help Children Learn
By simply listening, a mother helps her child learn. As parents, we’re eager to contribute to our children’s education. But at one time or another, we all feel frustrated by our inability to teach or explain something. I’ve often felt these frustrations were misguided. According to research with 4- and 5-year-olds conducted by Bethany Rittle-Johnson, […]