Category Archives: New homeschoolers

Working on Physical Skills Helps with Reading, Writing, and Learning!

Helping your child develop his/her fine and gross motor skills is critical, yet often overlooked.  It’s not on the end-of-the-year public school standardized test, so there may not be time in school unless a child is labeled as having special needs. Learning to hop, balance, catch, skip, and cut are just a few physical skills […]

How to Begin Homeschooling When You Don’t Know What to Do!

Just do it. You think you want to homeschool, but you’re not ready.  You may never be.  And if you’re a perfectionist, it’s even worse, because your plans will never be perfect enough.  So just do it. Jump in and declare that you are homeschooling and then worry about the rest after you’ve taken your […]

The Best Homeschooling Advice Ever!

1. Fit The Curriculum To The Child, Not Vice Versa. You know your child, her special talents and her particular stumbling blocks, her courage and her trepidations, her needs, her indifferences, and her dreams.  Bring this wonderful insight with you to every homeschooling day, let it color your every decision about what she needs to […]

Homeschool Advice from “Experts” and Others!

If you’re new to homeschooling, you are probably eagerly soaking up all the information you can. There are authors, conference speakers, websites, and homeschool catalogs, all seeking your attention. It can be overwhelming. I’ve seen homeschoolers stressed almost to tears at conferences because they went to one session and loved the new idea presented and […]

Taking it One Day at a Time: Why you may not need to know what you’ll do tomorrow.

Almost all new homeschoolers worry about what they are going to teach their child. Why only yesterday they were deciding to homeschool and today it’s overwhelming since they don’t have their curriculum yet! Eventually, they’ll figure it out. But for now, they are in panic mode. It’s going to be ok. Here’s how it can […]