homeschooling

I homeschool so they can grow

Whenever a homeschooler wins the Scripps Spelling Bee, the National Geography Bee or  the Olympic Gold Medal, the internet buzzes as we all share what homeschooling is capable of. For a brief moment, these young champions become the poster children for the homeschool movement. But seriously, how many spelling bee champions do you know? I was happy when my oldest…

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homeschooling

I homeschool so they can fail

Yes, I want my children to be able to fail. If you’ve ever watched gymnasts train, especially young gymnasts, you might have noticed the foam pit at the end of a long track. This pit is not just for safety. Sure, it ensures a soft landing so that no matter how the gymnast crashes to the ground, she is unlikely…

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homeschooling, reflective learning

I Homeschool So They Can Daydream

Not that you can’t daydream anywhere. It’s one of those easy-to-pack, take anywhere hobbies. But it isn’t always the most respected. Take a few moments to gaze out a window, allowing yourself to be transported to another world, and someone will snap you back to the present.  With a “Get your head out of the clouds,” or a gentler “Would…

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faith, homeschooling

I Homeschool to Keep Christ in All We Do

I’m Christian. It shouldn’t be a surprise that our faith is a large part of why we homeschool. When I say I homeschool to keep Christ in all we do, I don’t mean that we pepper Scripture verses throughout the lessons. I mean that I try to keep my teaching spirit filled.I try to model love, patience, gentleness and grace.…

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