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Raising Free-Range Kids

Lately I’ve been thinking more about when to hold my kids close and when to push them to take risks and try new things, enabling them to gain confidence and to experience different horizons. The author of Free-Range Kids, Lenore Skenazy, gained notoriety when she allowed her nine-year-old son Izzy to ride a subway home […]

Regressing Toward the Mean | HSLDA Blog

Regressing Toward the Mean

I remember being fascinated by the concept in statistics called “Regression toward the mean,” which involves the idea that extreme cases (of either exceptionally excellent or exceptionally dismal results) are usually mere outliers and will typically be followed up with more average and expected results. This means that a truly stellar performance does not necessarily […]

Lights … Camera … School!

  This year, February was the star of the show. For this gray, bleak month, the Jones Homeschool goes into what we call “February School.” We lighten the regular school load, and Darren teaches a unit study around an interesting topic. Pass the popcorn: February 2017 was all about the movies! There’s so much information […]