My youngest is about to embark on a new adventure: college (as a dual-enrolled high schooler)! It’s weird and wonderful and scary and awesome.
For International Women’s Day, kids can draw (and color) a picture of their favorite women and write something special about them. Just download and print out our free activity and coloring sheet.
Learning is a slow, steady, and oh, so personal process. It marks points in our kids’ maturity and lives without any interest in uniformity or really, convenience.
To say the high school goal is to graduate is much like saying one’s career goal is to be successful; both are temporal.
After two and a half years of homeschooling, my autistic teen is embarking on a new adventure. Here’s why, and how we’re hoping to make it work.
Many homeschooling families are not as concerned with offering their children a well-rounded education as they are with walking alongside them as they find their place in the world.
There is a misconception that homeschooling is only for the privileged few, but homeschooling is an educational option for single-income, as well as dual-income households.
Throughout this homeschooling journey, I have learned the only sure-fire way to fail is never to try at all. It is why a solid education requires a sustained effort, regardless of where that education occurs.
The most attractive asset available for homeschooling families is flexibility. Not just the freedom to change what is not working, but releasing the notion that learning, in and of itself, has a “face”.
As a home educator, I am required to take full responsibility for asking questions when presented with new information, which is exactly what this year’s homeschool conference forced me to remember.
When back-to-school means different things for different teens in the same family, the name of the game is making sure that everyone gets what they need.
Regardless of where a child’s learning occurs, it is my experience that most parents agree about the importance of taking an active role in their child’s education.
I never thought I’d homeschool my kid, but somehow this is where we ended up. Spoiler: We both kind of love it.