#1 Eat all your food. I don't always make them eat everything on their plate; for example, if it's way too spicy because I accidentally added too much chile powder, I show compassion and only make them eat half. Most of the time, though, I serve them what I consider a reasonable amount, and require… Continue reading Rules I Teach My Children: #1
Sometimes you just have one of those days: the kids are bouncing off the walls, and the cacophony rattles around inside your skull until you can't concentrate on a single thing. Why don't we all go to the park? you decide triumphantly; yes, that will do the trick. Of course it takes forever to pack… Continue reading Spontaneous Education
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. I once heard a popular Bible teacher say that to "train up a child" means to "guide a child according to his natural bent." Though I'm no one to argue with a… Continue reading Lazy Children?
The fact that I was homeschooled growing up doesn't automatically make me an expert at teaching my own children. Actually, after my first child turned five, I sent him to a local kindergarten. He attended a Montessori/traditional blend charter school until he finished 3rd grade, while my second child, by that time, had finished 1st. I simply lacked the confidence… Continue reading 9 Things I’m Learning about Homeschooling