Stress relief should not be saved or hoarded for ‘stressful times’. In fact, teaching our kids the ability to cope with stress on a daily basis is a crucial life skill. This is best done by example, not curriculum or preaching.
Get out a box, dump in on the table, and take a break when you are frustrated. Sooner or later, the kids will join you and the puzzle will be elevated to a family bonding activity, boredom buster, and brain builder.
I have a confession to make. We didn’t study history much during the first few years of our homeschooling journey. Sure we had a few D’Aulaire books I read aloud, but other than that…the kids weren’t asking questions and I was busy enough teaching reading, writing, math, and science (because they had a LOT of… Read more
Sometimes we just need to take a moment to celebrate. Or a week. Homeschool Spirit Week can be a time to remember why you learn this way. What amazing options you have while learning at home. A time to remember that learning is not restricted to the academic realm. So this year I created a… Read more