Tag Archives: Life Skills

Cyber Socialization

“What about socialization?” Homeschoolers have been fielding this question for two generations now. The responses range from positive reassurance (“Our kids are involved in church/sports/clubs/volunteer work”) to defensive (“Mainstream ‘socialization’ has a lot of negatives that we want to avoid”). The good news for today’s homeschooling parents is that the answer is a lot easier […]

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 […]

Twice in a Blue Moon

Our 6-year-old is fascinated by calendars. When we discovered his interest last year, we put him in charge of marking each day off the calendar, and he’s taken that responsibility very seriously. Every morning (almost), he starts off the day by crossing out the previous day, and usually provides a commentary about our progress through […]