Dealing with Homeschool Haters

It’s inevitable as a homeschooler that, at some point, you will encounter someone who disagrees with the choice you’ve made for your family, and they won’t be afraid to say it. Whether it’s someone who is simply misinformed or an outright hater, knowing how to handle it is easier said than done.

Today on my channel, I shared my opinion on the matter. Unfortunately, there is no foolproof way to do it, but there’s one thing you need to know when all else fails.

Unit Studies Are Perfect for Every Learning Style

Let’s talk learning styles. There are so many different types. That can make traditional education a bit tricky.

Homeschooling is such a blessing in that it allows every family to choose a method that fits them. Unit studies happen to be one of my favorite approaches because, unlike many other styles, they include activities for EVERY learning preference.

Unfortunately, many people don’t know that. In fact, the idea of unit studies scares a good many homeschooling parents to pieces. Don’t let the myths about unit studies intimidate you. They can work for every family. All you need to do is give them the chance. 

Help! I Need Your Times Tables Tips!

Last night I did my first livestream in well over 6 months! Phew! I was worried about how the wifi connection would be in this house. Turns out that it was fine!

If you missed it, you can still watch the playback on my channel. My friends in the chat gave so much good advice for helping kids who are having difficulty with memorizing their times tables.

Homeschooling | The Jammies vs Dressed Debate

Homeschooling: The Jammies vs Dressed Debate. Can you imagine how blessed we are if this is something we actually spend time thinking about?

But it is. Conversations like these can be found in many a homeschooling circle, so today I brought it to my channel.

Homeschooling 101: Keep Your Lessons Short

I realized yesterday that I hadn’t added any new Homeschooling 101 videos to my series in a while, so today I solved that problem.

The idea of short lessons was first introduced to me when I was researching the Charlotte Mason method. It made so much sense that I immediately implemented it and have been doing it ever since.

Watch my latest video to see why you, too, should keep your homeschool lessons short.

10 Reasons to Homeschool High School

In my humble opinion, far too many homeschooling families throw in the towel when it comes to the high school years.

Why?? This is a crucial time for teenagers, and the benefits of allowing them to learn on their own terms far outweigh any positives that may come out of sending them to school.

If you’re torn about homeschooling (or are just genuinely curious), watch my latest video.

Most Late Readers Are NOT Learning Disabled

We live in a world that assumes that anyone who deviates from the established school timeline “has something wrong” with them. Late readers are a large portion of this group.

What if I were to tell you that not all late readers have a learning disability? What if I were to tell you that MOST late readers do not have a learning disability?

It’s time to stop looking at children as inanimate science experiments and treat them as the unique individuals they are.

Homeschooling Is the Ultimate IEP

I’ve had some experience with IEPs in my lifetime. During my school years, since I was in gifted/honors classes, I had one in place to make sure I was challenged. As a parent, I’ve had a child who had one in place for learning support.

No matter what reason the IEP exists, it can be intimidating for a parent who wants to homeschool but feels unqualified because of having a child deemed “special needs.” In today’s video, I just wanted to encourage you with this one insight that was beautifully articulated by one of my viewers: Homeschooling is the ULTIMATE IEP.

Homeschool vs. Public School

I know, I know. I say all the time that school and homeschool are two different things. But for those who don’t know much about homeschooling, they might have a hard time understanding what that means.

In today’s video I shared a side-by-side comparison of how schools approach certain things, such as curriculum, learning differences, family vacations, etc., and how these same things can be approached in a home educating family.

Homeschooling Doesn’t Have to Be…

I’ve been thinking about how often I’ve talked about what homeschooling is, and how I’ve regularly addressed different approaches that can be used, but today’s video is coming from just a little different angle…

Homeschooling doesn’t have to be ________.

How would you fill in the blank?