Monthly Archives: July 2012

Recognizing the Academics in Your Child’s Interests

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Those of us who went to conventional schools, and even a few second generation homeschoolers I’ve met, have a hard time recognizing the learning, the academics, that happens when our children explore their interests. Our conventional school background, and current …

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When Will Kgirl Graduate?

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Twice now in the last couple months, I’ve been asked when Kgirl will graduate, and I’ve stumbled badly in answering it.  It’s an innocent enough question, after all the majority of the world thinks in terms of graduation as a …

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Fear and the Unknown

I’ve been thinking a lot about fear lately. It seems to be what holds people, myself included, up from moving forward. The fear of what will happen, of what ifs, of imaginary monsters in the closet. Fear. On working from …

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Is It Really Possible to Learn Nothing Today?

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July 24th is Learn Nothing Day. But really, is it possible to make it through a day without learning anything? Nothing at all? I hope not. Which, of course, is the point of Learn Nothing Day. It’s an opportunity to …

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Important Paperwork: An Emergency Medical Release

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One of the most important pieces of information my mother shared with me was a little piece of paper that we all hope we never have to use, but should always have for our kids when they are away from …

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