Tag Archives: Family

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 […]

Free Trade Agreements

We have been wrestling with a long-running trade imbalance in our household. The difficulty arises from the diversity of actors participating in the economic exchange, including a sophisticated child who exercises a strong sense of noblesse oblige, a canny child with a knack for bargains, an impetuous child who is a sucker for a good-sounding […]