Category Archives: Home Education/Homeschooling

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…)

Relationship Homeschooling and Your Differently-Wired Child

Relationship Homeschooling and Your Differently-Wired Child

When I started blogging in 2005, a woman named Karen with a blog named from the prairie left a comment on my blog which was then called Two Talent Living. I’m not certain how we initially connected, but I’m guessing it was through a website neither one of us would recommend now! LOL! Over the (Continue reading…)

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…)

Parenting, Personality and Learning Differences

Parenting, Personality and Learning Differences

Today’s guest post in the 31 Days of Learning Differently series is by Brenda from Schooling a Monkey. When my daughter, Monkey, was a baby, I had a lot of expectations for her. She would be obedient, she would never throw fits, and I would not allow her to whine. She would be peaceful, calm, (Continue reading…)

103 Ways to Learn from Experienced Homeschoolers

103 Ways to Learn from Experienced Homeschoolers

Do you ever wish you could pick the brain of experienced homeschoolers? Do you long for a better support network as you navigate your homeschooling journey? I’ve been there. I don’t have much of a homeschool support network in real life. I don’t really have the capability to travel to homeschool conventions. But I have (Continue reading…)

Adapting Curriculum to Fit Your Child’s Needs

Adapting-Curriculum

Today’s guest post in the 31 Days of Learning Differently series is by LaToya Edwards. When I first started homeschooling, I worried about how I would meet the needs of my oldest son. He loves to learn and is very smart, but he cannot be still. If I literally try to hold him still, something (Continue reading…)

My Child Hates Busy Bags (and Other Differently-Wired Child Realities)

My Child Hates Busy Bags

I know some of you will think I am exaggerating, but when Caroline was just over two weeks old I told David she looked bored. And she did. I went out that day and bought a Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights Deluxe Gym. She LOVED it. From the time she was tiny, she always wanted (Continue reading…)

The Need for More Margin in Families with Differently-Wired Children

The Need for Margin

Many years ago David and I read the books Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives and The Overload Syndrome: Learning to Live Within Your Limits by Richard A. Swenson, M.D. Both impacted us in profound ways. David and I took steps to reduce our overload and increase our margin. We (Continue reading…)

How Understanding Personality Types Can Improve Your Parent-Child Relationships

How Understanding Personality Types

  Today’s guest post in the 31 Days of Learning Differently series is by Susan Williams of Education Possible. We’ll be returning to this topic again during the series because I think the information is so valuable for parents! Yesterday we were participating in a group homeschool activity and a mom I hadn’t met before (Continue reading…)

Choosing a Homeschool Approach – Understand Your Child First!

Choosing a Homeschool Approach

One of the reasons I chose to do a series on 31 Days of Learning Differently is because I am convinced of the need for many homeschoolers to think outside the box. There are untold numbers of websites available that tell homeschoolers exactly how to do their schooling. These approaches focus on a certain way (Continue reading…)

From Chaos to Computer Science – Homeschooling a Very ADHD Son

From Chaos to Computer

Today’s guest post by Brenda Nuland of Coffee, Tea, Books and Me is the first in the 31 Days of Learning Differently series. My children were born twelve years apart.  My daughter’s first day at the University was the same day my son began Kindergarten.  Same husband.  Same marriage.  Definitely God’s sense of timing and (Continue reading…)

Discovering Your Child is Gifted – Does it matter?

Discovering Your Child is Gifted Does it matter

Venturing into writing about having a gifted child is a whole new area for me. I wrote recently about discovering Caroline’s giftedness. In part, I wrote: As evidenced by the topics in my header, I’ve always known that Caroline had unique traits. But I never really researched the gifted angle seriously because… I don’t know. (Continue reading…)