What to do when you have a child excel and love one subject area but does their best to avoid another subject area? Hint: The answer does not include pulling out your hair or giving a lecture. Many of us parents face this teeter-totter emotion from our children throughout the year. Let’s face it, we ourselves have subjects we love to dive in and share with our children, and those we try to defer to the other parent. While we can’t force our child to sit and apply themselves to a subject they may loathe; we can help lift them up out of the
We all have them…those academic subjects which stumble us up and make us trip over our own feet. Your kids are no exception. In this video I chat with you about what to do when your child excels in one subject area and wants to shy away from the one which presents a problem for them. Go ahead, grab your coffee and take 5 with me!
Are you teaching a second language in your home? When it comes time to learn those new vocabulary words and everyone is getting tired of handwriting them out to memorize…try this fun activity! Supplies Needed: Sharpie Marker (or any marker) Post-it Notes Willingness to have things get a little crazy Something your kids like to do that will help quiet things down That’s it! Now go have some fun! Did you give this a try? I’d love to hear from you!
Independent Learners … it’s what most of us strive for in the homeschooling of our children. Having kids who can read, decipher and then apply new information without us holding their hand through it all is a valuable skill. I am lucky to have independent learners. Even the youngest who requires my help to read instructions is quick to go off on her own once she knows what she needs to do. Having kids who will go off on their own to learn, gives me a bit more time to do other things. I am able to tend to
Stay Involved with your Independent Learners! Do you have Independent Learners in your homeschool? In this #HSICoffeeBreak I share some thoughts with you about what I like to be mindful of with my crew of independent learners.