Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Dark Side of Certificates and Awards

Photo by Scherre The end of the school year is almost here, and for schooled kids, that means awards and certificates are about to be liberally handed out. We reward kids for everything these days! It’s one aspect of public schooling that new homeschool parents sometimes miss. We all want our kids to be happy, […]

Pay Attention! Are You Listening to Me?

Photo by John Flinchbaugh When parents imagine reading to their kids, they may think of snuggling on the couch, with their child listening to every word that the parent is lovingly reading. That doesn’t always happen! Sometimes read-aloud time looks more like this photo of a child absorbed in play, and you may catch yourself […]