Category Archives: Parenting

Help! My Child Wants to Go to School!

Every year I hear from someone who isn’t sure what to do when a young child announces he/she wants to go to preschool or kindergarten. It’s a common problem and it can cause a crisis if the parent is planning on homeschooling! So, what can you do? Many parents want to honor their child’s wishes, […]

Unschooling and the Unspoken Worry

I think two words, unschooling and unparenting, need to be discussed. I’m writing this specifically for the parents who have asked for my regular guidance by enrolling in my school.  Of course, the rest of you are welcome to read too! ~Karen Homeschoolers often don’t agree on the definition of unschooling, and I’m not sure […]

It’s NOT Helicopter Parenting!

If you homeschool long enough, your teens are going to grow up, and what happens then might make such a difference in their lives. Parents typically separate from their kids at age 5, if not earlier. It hurts, but they try to get over it, and their kids go about dealing with schools and teachers. […]

Homeschooling and Parenting Books

Teachers need books to help them do their job, and homeschool parents do too!  Some of my most frequently asked questions have to do with finding books, so I have listed some books I like (or have heard them highly recommended by others) along with a step-by-step plan for finding them. My go-to place to […]

Understanding Your Child

Photo by limaoscarjuliet Is your child an introvert? Or maybe you? Even if you and your kids aren’t introverted, you know people who are. And maybe you’ve even mislabeled someone as shy when they really aren’t. Or misunderstood or criticized them. Or tried to change them. These are just a few of the reasons why […]