Does your child seem to have, um, selective hearing? You tell him (or her) to do this or that and you’re very lucky if one little smidgen of it gets done? Yeah, that can be infuriating to a momma. Ask me how I know. It turns out that there can be an honest-to-goodness reason and maybe, […]
Gifted & Struggling Learners
Whether you have a gifted child, a struggling learner or a mixture of the two, I have encouragement for you. You CAN successfully homeschool! These articles should give you some background on the varied special needs in our homeschool and offer you lots of practical ideas.
My college freshman is rocking her equine science studies. I think one reason she’s been so successful is the time I allowed her to study horses during high school science. I’ve written before about our five-year science plan (8th grade included) and how we made sure to cover science fundamentals while still making time for her […]
Brain training activities are good for everyone because they build neuron connections. Who couldn’t use a few extra neuron connections, right? I’ve gone into some depth about the what, why and how of brain training before, so I’ll spare you the details about all the cognitive skills brain training improves and how it helps ALL […]
You know how near and dear brain training is to my heart, right? It’s been such a game-changer in our homeschool that I take it very seriously. We do some sort of brain training every. single. school. day. One day might find us playing a quick card game to building working memory. Another day might […]
At the IAHE Conference (Indiana Association of Home Educators), I taught four workshops. While they were all well-attended and well-received, one of the sessions sparked an emotional reaction like none other. My brain training session was the last on my schedule and one of the last of the weekend. I fully expected a low turnout […]