Category Archives: Worries and Obstacles

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“We’re Homeschooling” – breaking the news to your family!

Most parents, even if they are quite committed to the idea of homeschooling, have a few insecurities as the moment arrives to make that final decision and begin homeschooling. The school has an enrollment deadline, and you let it pass. The school bus goes by that first day, and your child is not on it. […]