Parenting an Introverted Child

Parenting an Introverted Child

Parenting an Introverted Child

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time you already know that I am extremely introverted and that I function best when I have lots and lots of time alone each day. When Caroline was little I was sure she had to be an extrovert because she always wanted to be picked up, (Continue reading…)

Children Who Don't Fit Grade Level Parameters

Children Who Don’t Fit Grade Level Parameters

Children Who Don't Fit Grade Level Parameters

We’ve homeschooled Caroline from the beginning. Although we’ve wavered a bit here and there, we’ve remained committed to homeschooling, believing it is the best option for her for a number of reasons. Because we homeschool, there have been certain issues we haven’t had to deal with. For example, Caroline has a late September birthday which (Continue reading…)

5 Tips for Homeschooling a Gifted Child

5 Tips for Homeschooling a Gifted Child

5 Tips for Homeschooling a Gifted Child

Today’s guest post in the 31 Days of Learning Differently is from Andrea Townsley of The Townsley Times. It can be a challenge to stay one step ahead of the gifted child. Things can get more complicated when they are spirited, sensitive or don’t deal well with transitions. Homeschooling these children can be a huge (Continue reading…)

Words of Encouragement for Parents

Words of Encouragement for Parents

Words of Encouragement for Parents

It is comforting to know that the God who guides us sees tomorrow more clearly than we see yesterday. Unknown Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. C. H. Spurgeon Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to (Continue reading…)

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We’re at the mid-point!

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We’re half way through the 31 Days of Learning Differently. At this point, I’d like to invite you to let me know if there is something you are hoping to see in this series, but it hasn’t shown up yet. I have a general plan for the rest of the month, but also want to (Continue reading…)

Raising and Embracing Your Spirited Child

Raising and Embracing Your Spirited Child

Raising and Embracing Your Spirited Child

According to the book Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic, spirited children are those who are more. All children have these characteristics in varying degrees, but spirited children have them in a major way. This includes our Caroline. People who know me in (Continue reading…)

The Gift of Aspergers

The Gift of Aspergers

The Gift of Aspergers

Today’s next post in the 31 Days of Learning Differently series is by Karen Campbell of thatmom. She is also the author of The Joy of Relationship Homeschooling ~ when the one anothers come home. We are giving away three copies so don’t forget to enter at the end of the post! Our son, Will, (Continue reading…)