Parenting

Parenting is a huge aspect of homeschooling. These parenting articles are useful to all parents, not just home educators. We have also welcomed guest articles by non-homeschoolers in this category. If you think you have something to offer, let us know.

Teaching Kids Security at Home

Posted in Parenting on May 29, 2017

Teaching a child when they should answer a door

As a homeowner, you’ve likely taken steps to ensure the safety of your home and your family. Whether it’s the installment of a security system, putting passwords on electronic devices, or owning a safe to keep valuable goods, there’s probably something you do to protect yourself and your family. But, have you ever taken the Read More »

Creative Ways to Keep Kids Engaged with Math During the Summer

Posted in Parenting, Teaching on May 17, 2017

Summertime is just around the corner! Just because your curriculum is finished (homeschoolers) or your kids are out of school (public school/private school) doesn't mean your student's mathematical thinking skills should come to a screeching halt. The infamous summer backslide (that time of year when kids forget what they've learned while away from school) can Read More »

Summer Math: Does Your Child Need a Break or a Crash-course?

Posted in Parenting, Teaching on May 17, 2017

Does your brain need a break, or instruction during the summer?

While kids are looking forward to summer sports, vacations, and freedom, teachers and parents are painfully aware of the infamous summer backslide. Taking a complete break from school for the summer months is a foolproof guarantee that your student will forget some of what they learned in homeschool or school. Mathematics presents itself as an especially Read More »

Motivational Quotes for Students

Posted in Parenting on May 13, 2017

For as long as I can remember, I've been a "quote junkie." I have collections of quotes that I use for birthdays, special events, competitions, encouragement, and scrapbooks (to name just a few). Words from great people aren't just words. They give a level of credibility I cannot. They humanize our heroes and make them relatable. Read More »

Words of Encouragement for Kids: 75 Encouraging Phrases

Posted in Parenting on May 6, 2017

Sculpture of a parent holding on to a child

A simple word of encouragement, spoken sincerely, can lift someone up like nothing else. Especially for our children. Whether they let on or not, our kids constantly crave our love and approval. As an educator and parent, I make "corrections" every day. It is crucial to balance correction with encouragement, to support self-confidence while showing that Read More »

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