Childhood Passions are Overrated

I’m tired of hearing parents talk about how they want their child to find their “passion in life.” They say this as though this one miraculous interest would save them from a lifetime of challenges. I don’t want my child to find a single driving passion in their young lives. I want them to find a passion for life.

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When Therapy Fails

There are two main reasons why therapy fails for most children. Both are things that can be addressed and corrected. Just because therapy is failing, doesn’t mean it is time to give up on it.

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What do sick days look like when you homeschool?

Most of us remember exactly how we spent our sick days as children. I’ve thought about how my children will remember sick days when they are adults. The way I teach them to think about their bodies now, and how I show them they are cared for, is by establishing patterns they will have as adults.

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Finding Balance with Neurodiverse Children

As adults, we talk about things being “balanced” a lot. We want balanced meals, work-life balance, etc. Balance is all about having just the right amount of something. For some, finding balance comes naturally. But for the person who is neurodiverse, this whole idea makes no sense. Here’s why.

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Quilting a Map of the United States

I’m a crafty mom. Not sneaky. I mean, I really like crafts. And sometimes, my love of crafts and homeschooling combine to make some interesting choices. I have wanted to make a map quilt to go along with our history studies and I finally got around to it this weekend!

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Bed Schooling

As homeschoolers, we can and do homeschool everywhere and anywhere. Sure, we all picture homeschooling at the kitchen table, or maybe in a separate room of the house. But that is just one way to homeschool. A few years ago, I went through some health issues and I ended up inventing “Bed schooling.”

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What are we working on?

What would it look like to teach letters, numbers, shapes, and colors the Five Senses Literature Lessons way? Take a look to find out! We are excited to announce that we are working on a new program for the Orange Level, Fundamentals and Foundations!

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