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Camp Creek Blog. I saw a post on Austin Kleon’s blog about this piece by Rachel Nabors: We rarely hear the advice of the person who did what they loved and stayed poor or was horribly injured for it. Professional gamblers, stuntmen, washed up cartoonists like myself: we don’t give speeches at corporate events. We aren’t paid to go to the World Domination Summit and make people feel bad.

We don’t land book deals or speak on Good Morning America. — Don’t Do What You Love If you don’t have time to read the whole thing, I’ll break it down for you: — She pursued what she loved and was successful at it. — For health and financial reasons, she stopped doing that and took skills she learned pursuing what she loved to build a very successful business that she loves.

Here are a list of quotes from her piece: “I used to make comics for a living … and I gave out similar advice and professed similar goals: If I just tried hard enough, I’d make it doing what I love, making comics for a living. I’m with him. Ah. Could Ms. 100 Reasons Why Homeschooling is Good for Families - Abundant Life. I have been homeschooling for nearly 20 years. I have been through so many ups and downs I sometimes feel like a human roller coaster. All told, however, I wouldn’t give up homeschooling for anything. Homeschooling is good for families. Here are 100 reasons why. Homeschooling is Good for Kids 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Homeschooling is Good for Moms 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. Homeschooling is Good for Families 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

Homeschooling is Good for Learning 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. Homeschooling is Good for Kids With Learning Difficulties 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. Homeschooling is Good for Health 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. Random Reasons That Homeschooling is Good for Families 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. Literally, the world is your classroom.

Marianne Sunderland. Don’t Homeschool! You Can’t Shelter Your Kid From The Real World! | Jamie Glowacki. You Say “Socializing”, and I Say Get a Life… The Inside Scoop On Homeschool Social Skills | Talitha Seibel. I have been, more or less, connected to homeschooling since 1982. Other than a half day kindergarten that my parents sent me to I never attended traditional school until college.

I am that un-socialized, awkward and sheltered homeschooler that everyone fears your child may grow up to be. Ha. Yeah. ((waves)) It amazes me that this is still even ”A Thing”, and that this question even is asked. I don’t think the general public understands why we respond with brushing them off, a blank stare, or some little cute joke to redirect their attention.

You are wrong. This blog post is here to give you a little inside information. Let me tell you why we often stumble over our response. When you ask a homeschooling parent how we “socialize”, it is akin to asking where babies come from, or how in the world breastfeeding can be enough sustenance for an infant. You see, adults will tell children that there are NO stupid questions, but we all know the truth. And it shows. Any questions about that? It bombed. Homeschooling Held Hostage | The Busy Mom. I remember the day we decided pull our daughter out of school. The day we “made it public”—this decision to homeschool. I.Was.Terrified. Really. My knees were knocking as I walking into our oldest daughter’s grade school. I liked her teacher. We longed for more. That was fifteen years ago. In the past fifteen years, we’ve seen a lot of changes in the homeschool community. It was excellent because these moms had a vision for homeschooling—they weren’t trying to re-create school at home.

When I was brand-new to homeschooling, I did the only thing I knew how to do: I set up a classroom in our home—complete with desks like the ones I had in school. We soon began to understand that those desks, however, were not going to work over the long haul. For years, I notebooked with our children. My husband (the patience of this man knows no limits) hauled the desks back up the stairs and out of the house. And today, as I look closely at our homeschool, I have to ask, “What makes me different?” How to destroy a child’s love of learning in 15 easy steps | Project Based Homeschooling. Photo credit: Richard Phillip Rücker, Flicker Creative Commons 1. Make sure he knows learning isn’t about what he wants to do but what he HAS to do. Even if you’re doing “project-based learning,” it’s your ideas that matter. Inspire kids to design, invent, and make an impact by giving them specific tasks YOU thought up and YOU care about! 2. Whenever possible, be patronizing. 3.

Don’t have kids count regular pencil erasers in the math center — have them count dinosaur erasers! 4. A MacGyver project?! 5. 6. 7. 8. Bonus: When displaying children’s artwork, scatter them all over the bulletin board turning them this way and that. 9. 10. 11. Nothing confuses a child like giving them a reward for something they wanted to do — keep them on their toes! 12. For optimal comparison, have everyone do the exact same “art” project and hang them up in a grid. 13. Make sure kids learn early what a “good student” is. 14. 15. Do you have some ideas of your own? Feeling ouchy? This Really Happy 13-Year-Old Hacks His Education, And Now I Regret I Didn't Do The Same With Mine. Disapproving, Insensitive Relatives Translator (DIRT) Homeschool World - Articles - Combining Work and Homeschool. Many employed or self-employed mothers (writers, publishers, business owners, nurses, and others) are homeschooling their children while working from a few to over 40 hours a week.

Some separate work and school, doing each at a particular time; others consider life as school - their children are always learning. "How do you teach your children and maintain the rest of your responsibilities? First of all, we are very content with being homebodies, so we do not spend huge amounts of time on field trips or on other activities that pull us in too many directions," says Deb Deffinbaugh, co-owner (with husband Dan) of Timberdoodle Company.

Finding Time "You're going to have to decide what's important. If you work, something else is going to have to give. You may be able to do everything for a while, but your sanity or health will suffer eventually," says Nancy Greer. Scheduling A twelve-month schedule works for some, while others do school during the months that business is slower. Child Care. Is Public School an Option. The growing chaos in society is forcing Christians to rethink even their most cherished assumptions about their relationship with government institutions. For example, is public education even an option anymore? Should Christian parents send their children to the public schools? That question has emerged as one of the most controversial debates of our times. And yet, every family must come to terms with the issues involved in the public school debate—and fast. Most parents already know that a great deal is at stake in this question.

In today’s context, most parents still send their children to the public schools. For the most part, American evangelicals in the twentieth century agreed with this assessment. Then, something happened. A Tradition of Local Control To understand the reason for this vast backlash against the public schools, a bit of historical perspective is required. Thinkstock.com That model of the public school, though rightly cherished in the American memory, is no more. 15 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Mess With A Homeschool Mom. Let’s face it, homeschool moms are tough. They don’t hide behind the scenes, but boot up and wade through the trenches of learning muck – all for the good of their children.

They make decisions on the fly, are quick on their feet, and aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. Mess with the homeschool mom (or her kids) and you’re bound to get the short end of the stick. 1. She has a laminator and knows how to use it. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Why do you think a homeschool mom is a force to be reckoned with? About the Author: Brenda K. Further reading: 10 Secrets Only Homeschoolers Know 10 More Annoying Homeschool Questions 5 Reasons Why Homeschooling Should Be Banned 25 Homeschooling Truths I Wish I’d Known Be Sociable, Share With Friends.