Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Why Do We Have Schools?

Have your kids ever asked, “But why do I have to go to school?” This is in essence the same question that Seth Godin poses to us as adults in Stop Stealing Dreams. Godin is an avid believer that the modern education system was built to create products of the industrial age – compliant, productive, [...]

Put on Your Homeschool Hard Hat

Working through the Criticisms and Questions The toughest job I’ll ever love – homeschooling. Not for the faint of heart. Not a decision to make lightly. And apparently, a decision that more and more families are making in the United States. I recently read an article with a statistic that shocked me about homeschooling – and [...]

Helping Kids Set and Reach Goals

Last weekend provided one of those parenting moments for me that you need to tuck into your parenting suitcase to pull out when you need a boost. It has always been a parenting goal of mine to teach my children how to set goals that are important to them and then be able to achieve [...]

Tools for Better Writing

Teaching Writing Skills to Kids There are some frightening statistics about the abilities of students when it comes to writing. Even though writing is one of my passions, I know that it is not for everyone. However, it is also a needed skill in life – one that our kids can learn. 80% of high [...]

Easy Halloween Party Printables

Fun and Free Halloween Fun – Printables and Games Goblins, ghouls, and sticky candy – what can be better than a Halloween party for the kids? Every years we like to welcome the day with bobbing for apples and a few games to kick off our trick-or-treating adventures. If you’re planning a Halloween party, or [...]

Easy Halloween Party Printables

Fun and Free Halloween Fun – Printables and Games Goblins, ghouls, and sticky candy – what can be better than a Halloween party for the kids? Every years we like to welcome the day with bobbing for apples and a few games to kick off our trick-or-treating adventures. If you’re planning a Halloween party, or [...]

Changes in High Schools = Reduced College Debt

October 25, 2012 by admin  
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We need to do something different. Our children are leaving high school, feeling no choice but to attend college, and then many are failing to even be able to find a job to pay for the mounting student loans. Reports today illustrate just how dire the situation is for teenage children in America. The average [...]

When Baby Wearing Doesn’t Work

Whether you’re on a dedicated attachment parenting plan, you have fears about morphing into Velcro with your baby, or are somewhere in between, there are great ways to build and maintain nurturing relationships with your baby through traditional attachment parenting methods. However, what happens when your baby doesn’t seem to prefer those methods like all [...]

America’s Schools: Breeding Grounds for Compliant Citizens

I ran across this article yesterday and just had to share it with you. You might not know me and the work that I’ve done with my Parenting 4 Success course… but I am adamantly against formal education.  When I hear presidents and potential presidents talk about how important school is in these recent debates, [...]

Should My Child Skip a Grade?

The Pros and Cons of Accelerated Learning I remember sitting in the front of the class and working my own way through the math lessons. I was bored, felt insecure to be so different, and really just wanted to be normal because by 6th grade I had learned that normal meant that kids should be [...]

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