Tag Archives: Middle School

Slowly Letting Go

“There are two gifts we should give our children; one is roots and the other is wings.”  – Unknown As we hurtle toward the parenting finish line with our oldest child, who will start her high school years in the fall, I am mindful of the phases of parenting. As parents, we are the gatekeepers […]

A Grab Bag of Useful Resources

Homeschoolers tend to be an individualistic bunch, so when looking for ways to teach our children, we often go beyond the standard lineup of textbooks and curriculum. Here’s a “grab bag” of resources that our family has found helpful recently: The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, by William Boniface (novels):  In Superopolis,everybody has a superpower . […]

Kids Today, Teens Tomorrow

Today as you homeschool your little kids, you are educating your teenagers of tomorrow. During those needy, labor-intensive little-kid days, it’s hard to see the distant teenage years. In fact, thinking back on all that time and effort I put in—most of which my children don’t even remember now—I’m tempted to think that it wasn’t […]