Homeschooling is one of those things that at the basic level seems pretty cut and dry but in reality is pretty multifaceted. There are soooo many different angles to take.
Today I decided to share the first 10 things that popped into my mind that every new homeschooler needs to know.
What’s the first thing that you think of?
“I’m not smart enough to homeschool my kids.” This is one of the most insidious and blatantly WRONG assumptions that a person can have. It is also something that is perpetuated in the educational establishment, which further cements the lie in every person’s subconscious.
I’m going to tell you this right now. You ARE smart enough.
Homeschooling advocates, take heed – the number of groups and individuals bent on destroying our homeschooling freedom are on the rise and are more active than ever.
I find it highly ironic that this summit is being planned while ALL students are home. I also find it ironic that just a few years ago, Business Insider published an article about homeschooling bring the new path to Harvard.
We can no longer just sit back and shake our heads in exasperation. We need to DO something. We need to be vocal advocates for our children. I fear if we don’t, Huxley’s Brave New World will become reality much sooner than we thought.
Spread the word. The article I highlight in this video has an email for anyone who has questions about the summit. If you are a parent who has started homeschooling because of abuse in the school, email them. Let your voices be heard.
It’s time to stand up for our God-given rights. It’s time to act.
It’s been awhile since I added a new video to my Homeschooling 101 series, so in the hopes of bringing back some semblance of normalcy to life, I’ve returned to making videos for my original audience: the (in the words of @unlikely_homeschool) “already homeschoolers.”
Multiple people have asked for advice on deciding what subjects to teach, so today I shared some (as always) simple advice.
I made this video in response to some posts I’ve been seeing on social media made by both parents and educators.
It’s a sad world we’re living in when the efforts of parents are both undermined and forgotten…even by people who are parents themselves!
Today’s message is about one thing and one thing only… Parents ARE real teachers.
It’s undeniable that we’re living in extremely troubling times. Businesses are closed, schools are closed, and people are just plain scared.
I’ve been extremely saddened to see some parents in complete despair over the fact that schools are closed. A few have even outright said that now their kids will be “stupid.” (I wish I were joking.) It doesn’t help that people associated with the NEA have been tweeting sentiments that support these fears, so today I’m going to set the record straight…
KIDS DON’T NEED SCHOOL TO LEARN
After reading multiple posts and comments about people who are completely frantic over having to be with their kids, I felt led to make this video.
You see, I once was one of them. Back when my kids were still in school, I had the same mentality. I was away from my kids so much that I just didn’t know how to be with them.
I hope this is an encouragement to the moms out there who are feeling that their kids are a burden. It doesn’t have to feel that way, and it shouldn’t.
Today I finally posted a video about our new homeschool routine. Sometimes change is good!
There are few things more scary than being thrown into an unfamiliar situation completely unprepared. There’s no denying that these are crazy times, and we all need to be praying in earnest.
Parents everywhere are living in uncertainty as schools are canceled for weeks, possibly months, on end, and wondering how their kids will be educated.
That’s why I made this video. While some schools have turned to online learning, others have simply closed. Truth be told, kids will learn no matter what they do, but this situation has many parents thinking about the future.
The morning basket has made a reappearance in our homeschool routine, and it has been a lifesaver! In today’s video, I shared what a morning basket is and what resources are in ours.