Category: Child Development

10 things I’ve learned in 10 years of Home Education

1. The most important ingredient to a successful homeschool is a confident, peaceful mom. Kids will pick up and emulate the attitude of the leader. The leader is you, and if you are panicked, disheveled or worried, they will be also. 2. Because of the above, you must chill out. I don’t care how hard…
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Home Schooling When Your Youngest Still Eats Crayons: Part 2 of 3

This is part 2 of a series about homeschooling with young toddlers in the house. One of the biggest challenges for those who are homeschooling with toddlers is how to plan a schedule or routine that is actually possible. We need a routine to keep us sane, and to keep ourselves and our older children…
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You Don’t have to Teach Everything to have Smart, Competent Kids

As the amount of information available to everyone’s fingertips has spread, so has the idea that kids need to learn more stuff. The problem with this is that there is only so much time in a day. Only so much power in the brain for intense sustained attention. Also, there is a real need to…
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Early or Late? That is Not the Question.

There are many who are quite passionate about the answer to this question, and both side can be argued and proven as best with research cited, and whole books written in support of one or the other. Reading many books, defending different answers to this question has led me to believe the question itself is…
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