No matter what homeschool philosophy or method you follow, we all have similarities and common ground we can stand on. All too often I see or hear of homeschool families divided. The Unschoolers v.s. the Classical; the Charlotte Mason v.s. the Textbook Style, Christian Homeschoolers v.s. the Secular Homeschoolers, etc. But, what if we stuck together, despite what style, method or philosophy we adhere to? What if we celebrated what we have in common instead of separating ourselves by our differences? What could we accomplish? For one thing, we could give homeschooling a stronger more unified voice. When it comes
What kind of planner are you? I am a list maker, the “old fashioned” pencil and paper kind of list maker. There is something about a pencil or pen in my hand which helps me to own my to-do list. When we physically write something out, it helps our minds to own those tasks a little more than if we write it via a keyboard, in a virtual way. Although, having smartphones and apps certainly are useful too. In fact, at our house we have a virtual calendar for our family where each member is colour coded,
Preserving the Why and the Wonder in our children can help them be more creative, brave and successful in life. Who knows…it might just help keep you inspired too!
Eye Contact… we expect it, but do we give it? How often have you heard yourself say to your children … “Look at me when I talk to you!” We have all done it at one point or another. In fact, I said it just the other day, which inspired me to write this post. Was I inspired to write about how to get your children behave better, have immediate obedience, and always conduct themselves with proper manners? No, I was inspired to write this through my own self reflection and criticism … which is sometimes difficult to perceive, let