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I have a short but incredibly empowering tidbit for you today:
If you look at most current definitions of the word ‘educate’, they will talk about the act or process of imparting knowledge or skill. They will focus on systematic instruction, teaching, and schooling.
But the Latin word it came...
What you think you need to teach your homeschooled children: math, science, history, language.
What you really need to teach them:
How to question
How to explore
How to communicate
How to fail
How to listen
How to believe in themselves
How to understand others
How to respect differences in...
Yes, life can be hard. Yes, it will throw challenges at you. But many of the things we talk about as being hard when it comes to school don't transfer to navigating true, rewarding life challenges.
‘Escaping the rat race’ is held up as the pinnacle of freedom for adults. No more strict daily schedules to set an alarm for, no more time spent on work that has no meaning to us, no more grinding ourselves into the dirt for hours on end every day, week,...
People tell us we’re overthinking life by choosing to home educate. That they have fond memories of their school years, and so do all their friends. They’ve turned out fine, and so will our children. We’re just complicating things.
Of all the arguments against home education I...
They say that homeschooling shelters children. That it creates a view of the world that is narrow and insular.
They say that homeschooling isolates children. That it takes away their opportunity to interact with other people and places.
They say that a homeschooled child isn’t living in the real...
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