Immediately following the Orlando nightclub shooting, my children were exposed to terms that they were unfamiliar with, such as LGBTQ, gay, lesbian, & homosexual. Continue reading “How I Taught My Kids About Homosexuality”
“My kid is a perfectionist,” is something I hear parents say a lot these days. As a parent of one myself, I know how good it feels to brag. But as an educator, I admit that I worry as much about V‘s education as I do my energetic son’s (for whom sitting down to focus can be a challenge). More so, in fact, because of how much more easily the first problem, perfectionism, goes unnoticed. Continue reading “Homeschool Journal: The Pitfalls of Perfectionism & 3 Tips on How to Coach your Perfectionist”
Week 1 Words of Wisdom
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Continue reading “Homeschool Journal: Pace Yourself”
This morning, I woke up to the kids at the school table already starting without me! They had completed Calendar Time, played The Months are Fun game, and started on math. This is what I witnessed at 7:30 am: Continue reading “Homeschool Journal: Teaching High Energy Learners”
Last year I made the mistake of trying to finish a lesson every time we sat down to start a new one. As a result, what started off fresh and exciting quickly became tedious and stressful. This year, I’m committed to not making that mistake again. Short, interesting, and concise are the plan this go around. And so far, it’s working. Continue reading “Homeschool Journal: Short Lessons = Big Results”
Family Fun Day = MASSIVE SUCCESS!
We started out with a family work out. Dad led the brood with some static stretching before we ran a couple laps around the backyard and finished the morning with some freestyle soccer. After cooling off with a super smoothie, we heading out to a free attraction in the city. Continue reading “Homeschool Journal: Tampa & Family Fun”
V was not really excited about school this year. Her confused persona is playing tug of war with the idea of playing & singing like a kid and complaining & moping like a disgruntled teenager.