Part 7: Timothy’s Passion Tailored Learning

You may be wondering how Timothy’s passions can be tailored when he is only a year old. It’s funny, but even at a year old, he does already have interests and passions. He may not know that is what they are called, but I as his mom and mentor do …

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Part 3: Homeschool Tailored to Passions not Textbooks

Mark and I  have always taken a classical approach/CharlotteMason/unschooling/Thomas Jefferson Education approach in teaching our kids. We have always believed that our relationship with our kids must come first, then discipline and guidance, and academics follow after both of those. Kids are smart, they don’t care what we know until …

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Part 2: What Our Days of Learning Look Like

The key to homeschooling with as little stress as possible is to learn to become flexible. Time is not your keeper, you are not held to eat breakfast at 8am every. single. day. If math takes twice as long as normal it is ok to skip science, reading, history, or …

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Part 1: Relationship, Discipline, and Then Academics

When I have parents ask me for advice in where to start in their first homeschool year, the answer is never academics. I actually suggest the family take a year off of academics, especially if they are pulling their kids out of public school. This sounds backwards, but as backward …

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How we picked our home school curriculum for 2014…

Every year without fail around December or January I begin to pray about what we want and need our curriculum to look like for the next school year. I like to have our curriculum picked out and bought before spring. This allows me to go through the teacher book and write down …

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You cannot force a cocoon or a petal to open!

You cannot force a cocoon or a flower petal to open. You can force them, but both will be destroyed and the extent of their beauty will be destroyed. This is also true of children, you cannot force them to be ready for something. As much as we would like …

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