Tag Archives: Confessions

5 Tips and Flips

Over the thirteen years that I’ve been homeschooling, I’ve learned something about good advice: every helpful tip has a balancing flip. Here are a few examples. Good Tip! Know what your goals are. Does your fourth-grader need more work memorizing his multiplication tables? Does your seventh-grader have to learn how to compose paragraphs? You might […]

Can Your Child Hold a Pencil?

It turns out that some kids cannot hold pencils—and doctors are worried. Studies have shown that the overuse of mobile devices can result in children struggling to learn how to speak. It can also impact physical activity by encouraging a more sedentary lifestyle. But now there is a concern that some children in the digital […]

Love in a Time of Homeschooling

Love in a Time of Homeschooling is a sweet little homeschooling memoir, written by Laura Brodie. From the beginning, Brodie is honest about her desire to homeschool for one year only, to give her fifth grade daughter Julia a much-needed break from the monotony of the public school schedule and the ridiculous homework load. “Many […]