As I mentioned in an earlier post, I do not believe in bending the will of a strong-willed child. My oldest son was the most stubborn child from the time he was born. He would challenge everything. My daughter is also strong-willed but complies after verbal reprimands. My youngest little monkey is like his older brother: head strong, unyielding, and ready to die on the field of battle for any
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I found this interesting article on Huffington Post by Rhonda Stepens. Huffington Post: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/9645450? Ms. Stephens’ original blog post: https://rhondastephens.wordpress.com/2016/04/01/parenting-are-we-getting-a-raw-deal/ My take: HECK YEAH PARENTS ARE GETTING THE RAW DEAL. Do you know whose fault it is? It is the parents fault. I’m not saying it’s wrong to splurge on them now and then but all the time that’s spoiling and ruining kids. One year, my daughter got the $115
The week before a vacation is always hectic. So we were busy homeschooling, cleaning, preparing for finals, and getting through appointments. Day 3 We spent the morning studying the body. The kids looked through various science and library books to understand how muscles, ligaments, and tendons affect movement. The reason for this exploration was that Princess had physical therapy. The kids also watched videos about hypermobility syndrome, which is the
To help balance my workload and the kids work, I had to get creative with homeschool planning. Usually, we unschool or have all hands on learning experiences. This week we are mixing it up. Day 1: Day off school. As a rule, if daddy is home the kids have the day off school and we make up for it on weekends when he is gone. He’s active duty military which
The previous name of the blog was Homeschooling Passion. However, that title only focused on one aspect of my life…homeschooling. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE HOMESCHOOLING!!! Trust me my dissertation would not be in the area of homeschooling if it wasn’t for my love of homeschooling. But I’m more than a homeschool mom. Come on, Mom. You know that feeling you have when life is just going crazy
Playing puzzle, abstract, and strategy games is an essential part of our homeschool. Games help children develop: Rules of fair play Skill of attaching meaning to abstract thinking Allow for healthy competitive play. Perceptional and verbal skills Fine motor skills Thinking skills Perceptional reasoning skills Collaboration skills Emotional skills Coping skills Creativity When purchasing games, look for games that use different skills. Some games focus on one or two skills.
I’m not in the mood to clean. Who is ever in the mood to do that?! Yesterday, we were all up by 6:00am and out the door by 6:35. I was making breakfast for everyone before we left. I had to pack the kids lunches for our CC (Classical Conversations) day. We were rushing to drive my husband 30 miles south because he had vehicle problems, then make it