Getting to be a great homeschooling parent takes time.
That first year of homeschooling, be prepared to go to bed each night with some fear in your heart. Fear of messing up the very kids you are trying to free. Fear of failing your most beloved children. Fear of being inadequate. I remember feeling anxious much of the time.
It took me about a full year before I realized that we were homeschooling. We were doing it! (We had been doing it all along.) It probably
Children are born with an innate curiosity, especially when it comes to nature. Thatís why short walks turn into hours-long science expeditions that include everything from anthill investigations to bird watching to flower collecting.
And since nature as science bleeds into every other subject (leaf pressings are art, fossils are history, the shape of nautilus shells are math), what easier way to begin your unschooling adventures than outside?
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Strong willed teen giving you fits?
Looking for that magical thing that will make everything all better?
I don't have the answers, but I think I'm doing pretty well with mine. (Well, today I feel this way anyway.)
I think about this so often: Figuring out the best way to parent this child has been a full time job for me, trying to help her to grow up to live a healthier and happier life. It's not easy and both of us struggle with it, because
It's that time of year, where the weather in Louisiana is perfect. The allergens aren't bothering my or my family. It's not too hot. Gentle spring breezes. A nice rain shower once in a while (so we're not having to spend time watering the plants). Perfect.
As you can imagine, the last thing the kids and I want to do is glue our rears to chairs and stare at a computer screen (me) or at anything that resembles schoolwork (them). My toddler is eager to escape outside ever chance