Homeschool curriculum is a hot topic among those new to homeschooling as well as those of us who have been at it for a while. Questions about curriculum are some of the most common, perhaps even running neck-and-neck with the ‘socialization’ question. A vast array of amazing curriculum exists to support you in this journey, no matter what method(s) you use or special needs you may need to address. We have options! In fact, it can sometimes feel like there are too many choices and you can feel overwhelmed. (Remember the first homeschool convention you went to and the
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.
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