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.

Do Babies Cry for No Reason?

Posted in Parenting on April 17, 2017

Baby crying for no reason

Babies cry all the time. Instinctively, we know this means something is "wrong." On the surface, we often can’t identify the exact reason why our baby is crying. And even if we’re positive we know why, sometimes our instincts can be wrong. Surely, my baby doesn’t really need to cry this much? Sometimes my baby Read More »

Be Your Own Kind of Mom

Posted in Parenting on April 14, 2017

Don't worry about what other moms are doing, be your own mom

When I became a mom at the age of twenty I received endless advice, as I'm sure all moms do. Quite a bit of that advice made me feel like I'd never measure up. It seemed there was some sort of secret code that all the other moms knew how to solve, but I was Read More »

Teaching Your Child How to Call 911 with a Cell Phone (The Modern Way)

Posted in Parenting on April 7, 2017

Emergency 911 Situation

When we're faced with a real emergency, it suddenly becomes extremely difficult to act logically, think straight, and remember what we were taught. There are a number of facts we all should remember when calling 911. But, over the past 15 years things have changed a bit... The ubiquity of cell phones has changed the Read More »

Let Go of Productivity and Love Those Kids

Posted in Parenting on April 6, 2017

Love your kids and let go of productivity

I’m addicted to finishing things. It’s both a rush and a relief. But nobody told me that these little people called kids would make a life goal of interrupting every single thing I do — from showering to reading even a single sentence. My three young children soak up every drop of attention I give Read More »

Positive Words for Kids - Replace Lecturing with Short Affirmations

Posted in Parenting on March 22, 2017

Positive Words for Kids

My favorite group of Charlotte Mason homeschool moms recently discussed their go-to phrases that they repeat to their children in order to remind them to have good behavior and good habits. It turned out to be one of the best lists of positive words for kids I have ever read. Because these discussions are always buried Read More »

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