MarieRose daSilva, Author at Homeschool Base

About MarieRose daSilva

MarieRose is a homeschool parent living in New York. She is a board member of a local homeschool support group. She currently teaches gym and art at a homeschool cooperative. MarieRose also enjoys her list of job titles as mother, wife, teacher and amateur homesteader.

10 Reasons Not to Send Your Kid to Preschool

Posted in Homeschooling on June 6, 2017

A preschool class graduation ceremony

One of the first things parents are asked once their kids begin walking is “Have you thought about a preschool yet?” No sooner has this cute little person evolved from crawling to walking that society is pressuring Junior’s parents to send him away to be cared for by strangers several hours a day, for several Read More »

Homeschooling and Your Adult ADD - Here's How I Do It

Posted in Homeschooling on May 23, 2017

A child with ADD screaming

ADD might be the most over-diagnosed disorder of all time, at least according to Dr. Martin Whitley an Australian educator and Parliamentarian. The symptoms for ADD and ADHD can mirror a myriad of other issues. To some diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, including Dr. Whitely, it is not considered a “disorder” or “disease”, it’s actually Read More »

Reasons Not to Medicate ADHD Children

Posted in Homeschooling on May 18, 2017

Several pills for medicating children with ADHD

The great thing about homeschooling is that it places the parents in a position to be first-hand observers of ADHD symptoms instead of receiving second-hand information from an overworked teacher. Although it will be challenging for mom and dad to separate their emotions from the facts of the situation, they are in an advantageous position Read More »

Transitioning from Traditional School to Homeschooling - Deschooling

Posted in Just Starting Out on May 15, 2017

Moving away from a public school

School choice is not feasible for every family, and even when it is a choice, not all feel called to home school right off the bat. Many of us American moms and dads not only look forward too, but actually fantasize, about what we’ll be doing the day our children are loaded on the bus Read More »