Tag: Homeschooling Advice

Should You Quit Your Homeschool Co-op?

Should You Quit Your Homeschool Co-op?

Homeschool co-ops. They’re a thing. Should you join one? Are you in one? Is it working? If things go awry, how do you know if it’s time to (gasp) quit your homeschool co-op? Many years ago, I inquired via email about joining my very first […]

Homeschoolers: Stop Doing Projects

Homeschoolers: Stop Doing Projects

A common complaint from moms about homeschooling as kids get older is that homeschooling gets harder. But maybe it’s not that it gets harder. Maybe it’s actually just that the cutesy projects disappear. You know, the ones you’re always looking for to enhance your learning […]

Setting Goals with Teens: Just Chill Out and Chat

Setting Goals with Teens: Just Chill Out and Chat

The older kids get, the deeper they dive into their own things. My teen sons spend a lot of time exploring their interests. At some point a few months ago, I started to wonder how we could use their interests to start them on the […]

Boy Brain: What Moms Need to Know

Boy Brain: What Moms Need to Know

To prepare for a recent talk I gave about marriage to a group of moms, I did a lot of reading on the differences between how males and females think. The crazy thing is that since I live in a house of all males, this […]

“They’ll Learn it When They Need It” Doesn’t Always Work

“They’ll Learn it When They Need It” Doesn’t Always Work

It’s common in the homeschooling community to hear parents say they are choosing to delay teaching their kids some educational element because they are of the belief their kids will learn it when they need it. And sometimes that works out just fine. But I […]

Learning in an Open Kitchen

Learning in an Open Kitchen

If you let a kid have free reign over the kitchen, he might decide at some odd hour not normally reserved for eating that he is indeed hungry. If he is hungry (and he is, because he’s a growing boy) he will rummage through the […]