We all want our children to be seen as special. The pressure to perform and excel is unprecedented in modern times. It is no longer enough to do well, you need to do best. Where does that leave the child who has special learning needs and is struggling just to do anything? While the emphasis… Read More Your Child IS Special!
Do you have a child with special needs? After a decade of homeschooling my four children, two of whom have learning difficulties, I firmly believe that every child has special needs. But, you know what?? More importantly, every child has special gifts! No one will fight for your child as fiercely as you will. You… Read More Helping Special Needs Children at Home
Have you every thought of what kind of a legacy you want to leave behind? I know, I know. The laundry is overflowing, the kids are all hungry, and you are working on quarterly reports. Right now, you are just looking forward to making it to bedtime. In a short five years time span, I… Read More Leaving A Legacy of Love and Learning!
Making Hands-on a Priority in Your Homeschool Why Hands-on? Why go to all of the trouble to do hands-on projects with your children? We’re going to explore a few reasons, and zero in on one of the most important reasons of all- connections! In our perfect world of homeschooling, we all dream of having that… Read More Why You Need to Make Time for Hands-on Learning!
Do you ever worry that you aren’t qualified to teach your children? I mean what do YOU know of educational testing and achievement? Educational testing, oh that phrase gets under my skin. Testing has nothing to do with education…that’s another post, though. What qualifies you to teach your child? The fact that you have been… Read More Making Learning Fun for All Ages
How Does Using Unit Studies Help The Teacher? I will just come out and say it. I. Love. Unit. Studies. My kids!! Love unit studies!! I haven’t met any one that doesn’t!! What is a Unit Study? In my post, The Importance of Unit Studies in Homeschool– I talk about the reasons I love… Read More Why Are Unit Studies a Homeschooler’s Best Friend?
Linking up with Kelly on this last Friday of June. Where did the month go? What Is Education? When you hear the word education, what comes to mind? Is it school? Do you think a degree equals education? While schooling and earning qualifications are a part of education, they are not everything. Education is a… Read More Building A Culture of Education in Your Home
Summer is unofficially here! At our home, school is already out. The advantage of homeschooling is we set our own schedules and I like to have June off–well kind of. When the children were younger, this truly was a month off, however it seems the older they get the more activities and social events keep… Read More #7QT Fun Ways to Keep Learning over The Summer