As a home educating parent I’ve heard a few versions of this lately: “I went to school and turned out fine, and so did all my friends. I have great… MoreI went to school and turned out fine, it can’t be all bad
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Today is Sunday. Tonight, three-quarters of the world’s working population will fall asleep feeling some level of the Sunday Blues. Three. Quarters. If we didn’t spend so much of a… MoreThis weekend, three-quarters of the world will fall asleep feeling the Sunday blues
Real talk: as the parent of home educated kids I still find myself hoping they’ll outperform their school peers academically, despite believing the measures and benchmarks are irrelevant. Not all… MoreWhen you want your home educated kids to outperform their peers
This is her classroom. And the local farmers’ market. The library. The museum. Skate parks. Forest trails. The swimming pool. Her friend’s homes. Her own home. It will grow, organically,… MoreWhat does an unschooler’s classroom look like?
I really struggled with that question in our early days. I spent hours checking the level my kids should be at across the core academic subjects, either sweating on them… MoreHow will you make sure your home educated child isn’t falling behind?
Being in the moment – we do it so naturally as children, but the more we grow up the more we struggle with it. In fact, perhaps that’s the definition… MoreAre we providing the framework our children need to live intentionally?
I’ll never forget the first time I was asked that question as a home educating dad. I fumbled my way through a rambling response that didn’t really answer anything, and… MoreHow can you be sure you’re teaching your child to a high enough standard?