I believe that a lot of the times we as parents are Crisis parenting. Crisis parenting is much like the business term “Crisis Management”. Crisis Management has the manager dealing with one crisis after the next, no forward planning, no strategies, no direction but plenty of action but all happening because of one crisis happening after another. This is how we parent too. Crisis parenting is dealing with one negative behaviour after the next, no forward planning, no strategies, no direction but plenty of action but all happening because of one negative behaviour happening after another. As parents we...Read More
Author: Belinda Letchford
You only have to read homeschool blogs, forums and books to find out that there are many different approaches, philosophies and methods. There is the Classical approach, the school at home or curricula approach, Charlotte Mason Method, the Discipleship model, computer based education, unit studies or Unschooling… on and on it goes. And we are supposed to (or so it would seem) choose which one we are – what type of homeschooler are we? It gets confusing. Which one are you? And how do you know? Read the Full Article on Live Life With Your...Read More
Writing is one of the main aspects we teach our kids at school because writing is a key to communicating ideas. Though visual media is overtaking the use of words in print, writing is still a part of the process of creating visual media. Writing is still an essential aspect to education. I like this quote, and it has shaped how we have handled the language arts in our home. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. Sir Francis Bacon Reading, speaking and writing are all part of the same skill set...Read More
It is ‘easy’ to write up a schedule/routine for our children and yet is it real? Is it purposeful? Does real life overwhelm us and the plans that we make fly out the window. Being intentional is based on reality not on fanciful ideas so when we draw up our plans for the day we must take an honest look at what really needs to happen in our days. As I look back over 15plus years of parenting I came to realize that we have been doing the same thing – as far as scheduling / planning our days...Read More
Everyone has bad days. But when it happens to a homeschool mum often it is multiplied 3 or 4 times – depending on how many kids she has at home. For me it is multiplied times four. Regardless of how many kids you have around you, there is no way of escaping this bad day, besides the world seems to be conspiring against you! Bad days are like that. Once you wake up, and your day is on a downward spiral everything goes wrong all at once; not only in your own life, but also in the life of...Read More
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