My homeschool friends, I want you to know, we’ve got this. You are more prepared than you realize to cope with this strange situation.
Welcome to homeschooling! I’m sorry you were forced into this. I’m here to share some secrets and tricks of the trade with you. Don’t worry, I won’t get kicked out of the club or anything.
Rae has dysgraphia and couldn’t write her name until she was 7. She did every single writing lesson “late.” She didn’t write an essay until she was 16. But she was able to get A’s on essays in college at 17. This is how homeschooling helped her get there.
This post isn’t going to be like my usual posts. I’m not talking about homeschooling or OT or even a parenting tip. I want to take a moment to tell you about my son’s recent surgery. I”m sharing because pectus excavatum is sort of rare, and it was hard to find resources about it.
This past fall, my family bought a house. I had some things I wanted just because we homeschool. So, I present to you: The Homeschooler Checklist of Needs When House Hunting.
Just sitting your kid at the computer to homeschool is perhaps the most tempting offer there is after a hard day of lessons. But, is it right for your child? Is it a good fit for you, as an educator? Not necessarily. Every family is different, but here are some things to consider.
So your child is struggling right now with anxiety, depression or another form of mental illness. Maybe you always homeschooled, or maybe this mental health crisis has led you to homeschool. Either way, here you are now, wondering what you do.
I’ll admit it, when I started homeschooling, I thought it was a temporary thing. I never thought we’d last. I am honestly amazed that we homeschooled all the way.
After homeschooling 3 kids for over a dozen years, and working with many more, I can honestly tell you that the idea your child should be reading, writing and spelling all on a single “grade level” is a HUGE lie. Each of these skills is individual and develops in its own time and in its own way for each child.
I am a fan of interesting crayons and helping children develop a proper grip before they start writing. Walnut Tree Infant Love’s Crayons are definitely interesting. When the company offered to send me a set to review, I agreed. Which one might be a fit for your child?