Sometimes we invite ourselves to our own little pity party about how we use our time. We think about all the other things we need to be doing or what's not getting done because we're so busy home schooling. But are we spending or wasting our time OR Are we investing our time in something that's totally worthwhile? Homeschooling is time consuming - -lesson planning -dealing … [Read more...] about Are You Spending or Investing…Your Time
Every single person has some gaps in his education, and that's all right. If you're honest with yourself, you have to admit that you have learning gaps too. We all do. The purpose of a quality education is not to teach your student everything they will ever need to know by the time they graduate. Life is a continual learning process. Your true purpose is to guide them to have a … [Read more...] about Homeschool Tall Tale: If You Homeschool Through High School, Your Children Will Have Gaps In Their Education.
April 15, 2009, gave all homeschoolers a great opportunity to be involved in our great American Republic. Tax Day Tea Parties were organized and held in large and small communities all over America. My little community had a great gathering at the town square of more than 400 people. We heard community leaders, government officials, retired military and everyday citizens … [Read more...] about Wow! What a Civics Lesson!
I was on a great discussion forum today where we're talking about how do we make sure that our kids get a good quality education. You can learn more about this group of people at Educating for Success. Paula Farris from Dementia Caregiving 101 asked some very thought provoking questions. How would you respond? Was your own education relevant to how you live your life today? … [Read more...] about Interesting Thoughts on Education
My husband and I went to our first home education conference in the early 1980s. The speaker said he believed that God uses homeschooling to "grow the parents up." That thought has stuck with me through all these years. Let's see, what have I learned? I'm not the center of my universe even though I sometimes still act like I am. God will teach my children what they need to … [Read more...] about Let God Grow You Up