Prevent Burnout in Your Homeschool


Burnout is a common occurrence for parents who home educate because we tend to take on so much, are the full-time care takers of our children in addition to all other responsibilities already in place and especially when it’s carried out in a “schoolish” fashion by recreating the school model in the home. The numbercontinue reading

Holidays and Homeschooling


Hi Everyone- in honor of #TBT we’re revisiting one of our favorite posts by our wonderful contributor Christiane Marshall.  In this post from October of  2013,  she provides some great ideas for homeschooling during the holiday season.  Please enjoy!!  — Laura S., Managing Editor In schools, holidays can be great disruptions that distract and takecontinue reading

Math: You Really Shouldn’t Be Helping with That

Abstract illustration with mathematics infrastructure

Children are born with the innate nature to self-educate. It’s only when he is conditioned otherwise that makes it difficult or seemingly impossible. It’s absolutely imperative that you do not “teach” your children. By standing in front of your children, teaching and telling them how to work their math; you are depriving them of thecontinue reading

An Interactive Way of Learning


If you’re like me, you tend to learn or digest information when it is presented in an interactive method. As a visual and tactile learner, personally I remember information when I am presented with a video, pictures or better yet when I am able to interact in an activity involving various subjects. One of thecontinue reading

Mastering the Art of Communication for Parents

Happy African American Father and Mixed Race Son Playing in the Park.

As you’re working with your children, homeschooling and helping them get what they want in life, you’ll also get what you want in life. To accomplish this, mastering the art of communication is a top priority for the parent mentor. It’s also a valuable skill to pass on to your children. It’s not only aboutcontinue reading

Teach Your Child to Write Joyfully

Teach Your Child to Write Joyfully

I suspect that writing is a natural outgrowth of speech and other communication skills. There are a few different aspects to writing. Although it eventually becomes more holistic, approaching it from each aspect at first helps children enjoy writing rather than consider it a chore. Writing Involves: 1. Primarily communication on paper 2. Mechanical actcontinue reading

Inspire Your Children to Want to Learn

Cute pupil working at her desk

It’s as simple as this: You can’t expect your children to love learning if you don’t love to learn. If learning isn’t a joy it’s difficult to expect them to develop a joy for learning. Children learn what they live so as parents we must ask ourselves how we are living whenever we want ourcontinue reading