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Life Learning - Unschooling and Self-Directed Education. A Different Way. Five ways to stop unschooling attrition. There is a frequent, whispered conversation that I haven’t seen written about much online: the fact that as unschooled kids get older, they start drifting off to school.

Five ways to stop unschooling attrition

“My daughter has good friends we see at an unschooling conference every summer, but in our town, hardly anyone her age is still around.” “My son says he wants to go to school. He doesn’t think he’s learning anything.” “My daughter wants to go to high school next year. She wants more friends. “He’s bored.” “She’s lonely.” The two main reasons unschooled kids opt for school seem to be because their social lives are withering away or because they want to reassure themselves that they’re getting an adequate education. This might be less of a problem in areas where there are plenty of homeschooling and unschooling families, but many of us don’t live in those resource-rich areas.

These parents believe in unschooling — they believe it’s the best possible learning life. My recommendations: - Embrace meta-learning. Stop Trying to Make Everything Educational - Happiness is here. With the push for an earlier and earlier start to academics for our kids, we all know the best thing we can do for them is let them play for as long as we can.

Stop Trying to Make Everything Educational - Happiness is here

Yet, scrolling through my facebook and pinterest feeds I sometimes wonder if this push for academics is making its way into the home. Can’t we stop trying to make everything educational? Everywhere I look there’s themed worksheets and clever ideas for tricking your child into learning things you think they should learn with ‘fun’ activities. Firstly, we don’t need to make learning ‘fun’. Learning is fun. Secondly, children are not stupid. Thirdly, do children have to be learning all the time? Paratus Familia Blog: Fantastic (Oven) Fried Chicken. Recently Maid Elizabeth came across a recipe for oven-fried chicken, thought it looked fabulous and asked me to work it into our dinner menu rotation.

Paratus Familia Blog: Fantastic (Oven) Fried Chicken

She, along with Master Hand Grenade, had been craving fried chicken for awhile but knew that it was like pulling teeth to get me to make it for dinner. Although I like fried chicken (minus the grease) I don't like making it - so fried chicken is a once a year (at the most) rarity at our house. Elizabeth's oven-fried recipe looked remarkably good, and easy, so I put it on the menu and eagerly anticipated giving it a try. Since our first oven-fried chicken experiment, we have had it every other week - without fail! It is that good! Generally I just cut up chicken breast to make this dish, however that is pretty decadent. We love this chicken with mounds of fluffy mashed potatoes and chicken gravy, but it would be just as wonderful with potato salad or whatever suits your fancy. Fantastic Oven-Fried Chicken 3 eggs + a splash of milk. Life at Providence Lodge. Christian Homeschooling. 5 reasons why you don't need to teach math. I'm done with math.

5 reasons why you don't need to teach math

I'm simply not teaching it. I am teaching what my kids ask to learn. Right now we are mastering jumping on the bed. Here is why I don't think I need to teach math. 1. It's clear to me that rudimentary math is like reading. My older son learned math basics in school. 2. I was in special ed math and then, as an adult, I taught myself the math I needed to run three startups. For the most part, the New York Times reports, you won't need the math kids learn in school. 3. 4.

"People come into really basic math classes in college and flounder because their foundations are laid so poorly, and what little they do know is in the form of memorized formulas and ad hoc processes. SCOPE - Home Page. Man Training. One of the best things about homeschooling is the daily quantity time that we get with our children.

Man Training

Time to prepare them for more than just “how to survive college”. We have time to prepare them for life. As a Biblical homeschool mom, giving my child a solid foundation in Christ is my number one goal. Whatever they do to earn money is really not that important to me. Do they have a relationship with God? I can only do my best to prepare them for adulthood, the rest is up to them to accept my instruction, or not. Based off my goals in homeschooling, I put together a list of 20 concepts that kids should know (would know… in a perfect world ) before they graduate from homeschool (or high school if no longer homeschooled). “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.

“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. 1.) Chaos and Measuring Sticks. Or: Gorillas and Cats. Whatever. I’ve been asked by a lot of people, “How do you homeschool when your life is in chaos?”

Chaos and Measuring Sticks. Or: Gorillas and Cats. Whatever.

Well first off, let’s be honest with each other. There are at least three types of chaos, and the How To is different for each one. Chaos #1: I felt like I was supposed to show up at this party…but I have no idea what I’m doing, what I want, or what it’s supposed to look like. Strangely enough, this is one that feels the biggest and constitutes the smallest actual problem.