In your home, who is the resident authority on etiquette? Who says “Sit up straight,” “Don’t talk with food in your mouth” or “Please, chew with your mouth closed,” “Lower your voice” or “Use indoor voices!” “Say please, and say thank you,” “No hitting,” “No pinching,” “Don’t fuss,” “Use your words.” “Comb your hair
I want to set the record straight: you are NOT the cause of your child’s learning failures, inability to pay attention, or frequently inappropriate behaviors. Blame does not lie (100%) on your curriculum choices, daily schedule, or child-raising philosophy. Rather the culprit is something involuntary and unintentional. No amount of scolding, yelling, crying, or
I don’t know about you, but it’s so tempting just to check off those boxes in our homeschool. Math, check; Language Arts, check; character training, oops too busy. But when you get right down to the brass tacks, which is more important? So, ask yourself, “Do you focus on what matters?” Now, I’m not
Why I Don’t Regret Homeschooling A question was posed to me the other day while at my six-month dental cleaning that caused me to consider why I don’t regret homeschooling. The hygienist mentioned to my dentist that, with my youngest entering his senior year, I was about to complete my final year of homeschooling.
As an introverted mom of two introverted sons, I have learned many lessons over the past fourteen years of homeschooling. Several of these lessons were learned the hard way with disappointment, tears, and regret. If you have an introverted child, here are my top tips for homeschooling introverts. Avoid Comparison If your introverted child
The title of this blog entry is also the title of one of my earliest YouTube videos. It means “in my house.” The subject: chores, rooms, and colors. We cover colors in the fourth and final unit of my Spanish 1 class, which focuses on shopping (clothing, colors, foods, and drinks). Chores and rooms
The first time I went to Mexico, it was to take classes from Wichita State University. I went to Puebla, Mexico, to earn college credits and to immerse myself in Hispanic culture. It was a lot of fun and an experience that I will never forget, but it came with a high price. There
In February, we took a homeschool field trip to our local farm store and brought home six female chicks and a duck. The duck was purely a spur-of-the-moment purchase, fueled by cuteness alone. Our homeschool dived into proper chicken and duck care; it was science, husbandry, and caregiving all rolled into one. We recently