I'm sure you hear horror stories about math gone wrong. The tales of tears and frustration over math workbooks are legend in many homeschool circles. This is not that story. This is a tale of how math improved when I didn't even know it needed to do so. Might a change to RightStart make math better in your homeschool too? A Tale of Lukewarm Math I counted myself … [Read more...] about How to Get a RightStart in Math with Sonlight
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My daughter spilled India Ink all over my kitchen floor this morning. ALL OVER! In the middle of gathering cleaning supplies, my one year old walked through it, sending my five year old into a fit of giggles. Meanwhile my three year old hollered from the bathroom that he was all out of toilet paper. Well, son that’s what happens when you use the entire roll for one … [Read more...] about You Can Homeschool! Pam Can Help!
Do you homeschool year round or do you take the summer off? Taking the summer off sounds great! Yet, research shows that children with 2-3 months off during the summer may lose academic skills from disuse. Now, which do you choose? What if I told you there was another way? You can take a break and enjoy the warm weather. You can also homeschool year round, but avoid … [Read more...] about 7 Great Ways to Summer School with Sonlight
At a recent homeschool co-op meeting I asked a fellow mom if she was almost done for the year? I was met with tears! Folks, this wasn’t a woman prone to hysterics. This was a strong woman who was raising four amazing children! Yet, her stress and overwhelm were palpable. Her tears were out of frustration. She and her kids had worked hard for months and she had no idea if … [Read more...] about Does your homeschool plan work?
Self regulation is one of the most difficult struggles for most preschoolers. How many times have you told your preschooler to "stop whining" or said, "you have to listen!" Many of our youngsters will spit out words they don't mean in the heat of the moment. More than one parent has endured that horrible "I hate you." Parents, we aren't always perfect in our … [Read more...] about 3 Activities to Promote Kindness Among Preschoolers