Category Archives: Gifted

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

Updated 9/29/2022 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 […]

My Homeschool Lesson

I vividly recall the day – no the moment – that my son taught me how to homeschool. He was five, and it was our first official year homeschooling, and although he was continuing to stay home with me as he always had, it felt different. I regularly vacillated between being overly concerned, and reasonably […]

The Importance of Homeschooling Support

Updated 9/27/2022 It doesn’t matter if a homeschooler is single or married, it’s a good idea to avoid homeschooling solo. The primary homeschooler will benefit from having a partner who can occasionally help teach, bounce ideas, and just take some of the load off to prevent burnout. Your homeschool support might come from a spouse, […]

The Early Walking Curriculum

Updated 9/29/2022 I encourage you to read Amy Milstein’s tragi-parody about Early Walking: “The Early Walking Curriculum.” It is a glimpse into our future 25 years from now, where experts are talking about the importance of all children walking early. Fictional studies are touted to support the benefit of making sure all kids walk by […]

My Experience with Stealth Schooling

Updated 9/28/2022 Right in the middle of school-at-home and radical unschooling is an approach that is sometimes called stealth schooling. Goldilocks would probably describe it as “just right!” No school hours, no schoolroom, just learning all the time. It’s conscious on the part of the parent, while the child merrily learns, sometimes oblivious that anything […]