Homeschool Journal: The Pitfalls of Perfectionism & 3 Tips on How to Coach your Perfectionist

 

“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”

Homeschool Journal: 7 Steps to the Right Attitude

In my search for some words of wisdom, I stumbled upon the concept of a seven step staircase showcasing the progression of attitude (in the face of challenge) from stubborn refusal to gleeful victory. Continue reading “Homeschool Journal: 7 Steps to the Right Attitude”

Homeschool Journal: Teaching High Energy Learners

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”