Category Archives: Home Education/Homeschooling

Hibernation Homeschooling

Hibernation Homeschooling

Many of you have probably heard the term carschooling which is about homeschooling on the go. But I bet you’ve never heard of the opposite – Hibernation Homeschooling. That’s because I made it up to describe what Caroline and I have done this winter. Rather than going through a detailed telling of all the events (Continue reading…)

Saying “No” to Homeschool Pressures

Saying No to Homeschool Pressures

If you’ve been homeschooling for any length of time, you know that it comes with its own set of pressures. Choosing a homeschool philosophy, curriculum, how you structure your day, and outside activities can all bring out very strong opinions amongst homeschoolers. Those are the external pressures. There are also internal pressures. Let’s look at (Continue reading…)

Sallie’s Stack – 11.18.14

Sallie's Stack Pin

  Food For Thought My Top 50 Favorite Posts About Interest-Led Learning, Unschooling or Self-Directed Learning H.U.G. – The Transformation of U.S. Grant it’s a wrap! (and a homeschool beginning) Books to Read Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World Educating the WholeHearted Child — Third (Continue reading…)

The Joys of a Differently-Wired Child

The Joys of a Differently-Wired Child

So far in the 31 Days of Learning Differently series we’ve focused a lot on the challenges of homeschooling and parenting a differently-wired child. As I was reading some comments earlier today, I realized that I needed to also write about the joys of having a differently-wired child. As I mentioned in another post, it (Continue reading…)

Transitions and Your Differently-Wired Child

Transitions and Your Differently-Wired Child

We’ve had a couple of significant aha moments that changed our parenting. One I mentioned in a previous post had to do with Identifying and Understanding the Red Zone with Your Spirited Child. The other one we figured out a bit earlier and is probably even more important if you are raising a differently-wired child. (Continue reading…)

Adjusting Expectations as the Parent of a Differently-Wired Child

Adjusting Expectations as the Parent of a Differently-Wired Child

A few years ago I read an article that was both comforting and disconcerting. It was comforting because after reading it I understood our situation a bit better and I knew I wasn’t alone. It was disconcerting because I didn’t want to accept the reality of what it contained. The Restless Ones discusses children who (Continue reading…)

Parenting and Homeschooling as an Introvert

Parenting and Homeschooling as an Introvert

This was originally posted August 11, 2012, on my previous blog. Caroline was almost six and I thought that she was an extrovert at the time. I’ve since concluded that she’s more introverted, but did not alter the original post to reflect this. I’m posting it now to add it to my 31 Days of (Continue reading…)

Getting Spirited Children to Sleep and Related Challenges

Getting Spirited Children to Sleep and Related Challenges

Getting Spirited Children to Sleep and Related Challenges was originally posted on my previous blog on December 4, 2012, when Caroline was six years old. I am adding it to my 31 Days of Learning Differently series. One of the most popular posts on this site is Raising a Spirited Child and Feeling Like a (Continue reading…)

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. The “Right” Age to Start Kindergarten? Because we homeschool, there have been certain issues we haven’t had to deal with such as when (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…)