Posts Tagged ‘ homeschooling families ’

Unschool Learning

Unschool Learning

By September, every homeschooler in our state has outlined her proposed curriculum and sent it off to the local school district. I never found the forms our school district sent us particularly useful. They provided a planning sheet divided into small boxes, each about two inches by three inches, into which I was supposed...
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Homeschooling Records

Homeschooling Records

Homeschooling records serve two separate and very different purposes. One is to meet our family’s personal needs and wishes. Personal records include whatever we want to remember. They show how homeschooling is working for our family, help us learn to trust our children and ourselves, offer reassurance and perspective when we have doubts, and...
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They’re Homeschooling

They’re Homeschooling

I took my granddaughter Ally to the circus last week. I’d have taken all my grandkids, but it was a working assignment; I was photographing and videotaping the event, and Ally has proven herself a reliable assistant when I’m in the field. We got to go backstage and meet the performers, and we stayed...
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Homeschooling a Free Spirit

Homeschooling a Free Spirit

The other day I had the chance to reflect on how homeschooling can so easily adapt to the differences in our children. Like most mothers, I enjoy watching my children and noting the striking differences in each personality. Some of my children are very conscientious and self-motivated. Another child can best be described as...
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Opposing Labeling and Drugging Kids

Opposing Labeling and Drugging Kids

There is wide and growing recognition that terms such as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are highly subjective and can be and have been very destructive to children and their families. Using drugs to treat such children often causes more damage. However, these labels and drugs continue to be used and often promoted by...
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