Tag Archives: Health

5 Winter Slog Strategies 

If I’d been consulted, I wouldn’t have set the new year in January. I wasn’t around when they were standardizing calendars and calculating leap years, so I didn’t have any say in the matter. Otherwise I’d have pointed out that it doesn’t make much sense to celebrate the turning of the year in the dead of winter. Here in […]

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 […]

The 2017 Plague of Snack Locusts

Do the right thing. Don’t do the wrong thing. Until recently, I’d have said that these statements were basically the same. Both express an important virtue that homeschooling parents want to pass on to their children. But my perspective changed after the 2017 Plague of Snack Locusts. I imagine a lot of households struggle with […]

Mid-Winter Break | HSLDA Blog

Mid-Winter Break

Winter can be hard. Especially with multiple young ones in the house. Who never leave. The cabin fever is real. I’ve always thought it was a bit unfair of the traditional school calendar to have so many breaks in the first half of the year and so few in the second half. The stretch from […]