Perhaps you are sold on the fact that free play is important for small children, but once they reach a certain age, shouldn’t kids be getting down to the business … Continue reading Does Star Wars Count as Learning?
It turns out that all work and no play could affect your child's chances of landing the job of his dreams. In her book, Prepared, Diane Tavener observes that in “the … Continue reading How “play” increases the hire-ability of your children.
In a previous post, we looked at how the fear of what might happen keeps our children from experiencing the world to its fullest right now. The flip side to … Continue reading How to Raise an Adult (And how not to)
In 2020, we faced the reality that bias and discrimination still exist in our society, but thankfully it was also a year of calling out injustices. Hopefully, it will be … Continue reading “Gifted”, “behind”, or “just average”: Which one were you?
One of the first questions families tend to ask themselves after deciding to home educate is, “Which curriculum should we use?” We whip out Cathy Duffy’s guide, ask around on … Continue reading 4 assumptions we make when following a curriculum
"He has so much potential…" "If only he’d apply himself…" "She doesn’t take her work seriously…” “She has no motivation…” “He has no direction…” “If he would only show some … Continue reading Stop asking, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
In recent days, with everyone at home and attempting some form of schooling with their children, we have gotten comments like, “at least you guys are used to this, right?” … Continue reading “School at Home” vs. Home Education: Is there a difference?
Once your children have a good idea of how stories work (the concept of plot), they can begin to play around with the shape of their main character’s journey, which … Continue reading A Story Without Shape is a Story Without Life
Think of something your parents taught you as a child that you have felt (or would feel) confident teaching your own children. Maybe how to do the laundry or to … Continue reading Reaping a harvest of delighted readers
[This post is part of our "Curriculum of Questions" series]. Are we really free to choose which products we buy? Which medicines we take? What clothes we wear? What technology … Continue reading How do branding and marketing impact our everyday decisions?