Category Archives: Unschooling

Homeschooling Through a Crisis

The unexpected in your life can be messy, terrifying, tragic, distracting, time consuming, or joyous. It doesn’t matter the reason, it throws you off your plan. If your child is in school, life is expected to go on without even an acknowledgement of the stress your family is enduring (and remember even good news can […]

A lightbulb moment from a homeschooler

I love witnessing “lightbulb” moments in homeschooling parents.  It happened again recently to a mom who returned her child to school after trying homeschooling a few years ago.  She has started homeschooling again, and wrote the following note to me. I’m sharing it with her permission, and with her child’s name removed.  Her struggles with […]

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 […]