Let’s talk about teaching kids safety skills. Our children are, after all, the most precious, most important things we have. And sometimes teaching them about all the “what ifs” of life can be overwhelming and scary–not just for the kids, but for us grown ups as well. But there are ways to teach them how to stay safe, keep others safe, and what to do in an emergency in an empowering and proactive way.Continue Reading
Don’t worry, Mom. It will all be worth it. I was on the receiving end of all that effort. And the greatest homeschooling benefits I got were the ones my parents, perhaps, didn’t even think about.
When I was homeschooled in the 80’s and early 90’s it was still relatively uncharted territory. Most people had never even heard of homeschooling. After you told people you were homeschooled, and explained what that was, it was almost always met with skepticism at best–if not outright scorn. My mother had a lot of concern about the school board trying to intervene (even though I was always well above grade level). And resources were few and hard to find.
My parents were pioneers. And they were brave to even attempt it. But they knew in their hearts it was right–and it was the best thing they ever did for me. I entered college early and graduated summa cum laude. I had a very rewarding career in the legal field and then was able to transition my skills to work from home when my family became the priority.
But, more than all that, do you want to know what I really owe to homeschooling–to my mom and dad? Here are the things that mattered most:Continue Reading