Sometimes the Idea of Homeschooling Is Better Than the Reality

I’ve had quite a busy day today, so I didn’t get to post anything here about my latest video, yet.

Although I love homeschooling, I thought it was really important to share this truth – sometimes the idea of homeschooling is better than the reality.

Homeschooling 101: Notebooking Loops

Back when I was making all those notebooking videos, several people asked how I was able to fit so many notebooking styles into our day while only having my kids do one (rarely two) notebooking pages a day.

Easy! The answer to that is… a notebooking loop!

Please Don’t Put Your Bullied Child Back in School

Now that some states are beginning to plan for an eventual reopening of schools, I thought now would be a good time to speak directly to the parents of children who were being bullied.

Please, don’t make them go back.

Harvard Elitists Want to Ban Homeschooling

I think most of you know that Harvard is at it again. I debated for a couple days about whether or not to address it because I had already recorded a video about their anti-homeschooling summit they have scheduled, but in the end, I realized that we need to be as vocal as we can be.

The thing is, if someone dislikes homeschooling, fine. But these people are trying to have it BANNED. That, my friends, is not okay. That is tyranny.

There have been a lot of great responses to this one-sided article. Here is my (rather passionate) addition.

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How to Homeschool Kindergarten in 30 Minutes or Less

Thinking about homeschooling? Don’t let those social media posts about parents spending over an hour on one kindergarten worksheet with their child scare you. Real life homeschooling doesn’t look anything like that. In fact, homeschooling kindergarten can be finished in 30 minutes or less. There is no reason in the world for a 5-year-old to be sitting for several hours a day doing worksheets.

Fun-Schooling Journals Review!! Animal Lover’s and Do-It-Yourself Minecraft

All right, everyone! I’ve done a @funschoolingbooks unboxing video and a couple flip-through videos, but today I posted our first actual review on my YouTube channel.

My 14- and 15-year-old daughters have been working in their (respective) DIY Minecraft and Animal Lover’s journals for a few months now, so I felt we finally had enough time invested that I could share our thoughts about them.

Hey, Teachers. Leave the Kids Alone.

The time has come to once again ruffle some feathers. Something has to be said.

The sad thing is that I’m afraid most people will get the impression that I dislike all teachers, which couldn’t be further from the truth. My 2nd and 3rd oldest’s 1st grade teachers were AMAZING – truly godly women who genuinely cared about their students and respected the role of the family. Along the way, we’ve encountered many other teachers who have been blessings to everyone who encountered them.

Unfortunately, those teachers are now few and far between. Universities are now pumping out teachers who completely disregard the authority of parents, the priority of the family, and who insert themselves as the ruling authority over their students, trumping parents every chance they get.

They’re masters at convincing people that they do these things because they care, and to be fair, I’m sure some really do care, but when a teacher’s primary objective is to elevate either themselves or the school over the family, people need to wake up.

Since the schools have shut down, these teachers are scrambling to keep their place on the totem pole, and it has to STOP.

Homeschooling 101: How to Teach Subjects You Don’t Know

How do homeschooling parents teach subjects they don’t know? This is a question brought up by new homeschooling parents, prospective homeschooling parents, and the general public alike. After all, isn’t a child’s home education limited to the knowledge of the parents?

Well, no.

It’s time to shed the image of parent as teacher and child as student and realize that learning is so much more than that.