Category: Socialization

I homeschool my three sons and I love it

This. This. So much this. It was hard to decide what quote to use – I wanted to quote it all. ~Jen “Because they’ve never been to conventional school, they’ve never absorbed the idea that people should congregate in narrow age ranges. My 4 year old’s best friend is 6. My 6 year old plays

Dear Lurker

Psst. Yeah — I’m looking at you, my dear lurker. Your kidlet is still in public school, but you’ve been lurking around this page, contemplating homeschooling. But Jen, you say, here’s the thing: my kidlet does really well in school. A+ student. Talented and gifted. And bored. I’m terrified, Jen — I’m terrified of homeschooling

Middle School Suicides Reach an All Time High

This is a hard one to talk about. Middle School Suicides Reach an All Time High Here’s what I want you to know: If this is you and your kidlet, and this is why you are contemplating homeschooling — you are not alone. Take a look at this: https://www.psychologytoday.com/…/20…/the-danger-back-school It’s November. It’s going to get

Homeschool before Hogwarts

For your consideration: “Hogwarts’ young witches and wizards usually start their first year when they’re around 11 years old. So how do they get an education in their first decade? “Most are homeschooled, because they aren’t really able to control their powers,” Rowling revealed in a 2007 interview with TIME magazine. “It would be too

What’s a good, quick response when people ask me about socialization?

Email of the Day: What’s a good, quick response when people ask me about socialization? Answer: “What is it that you feel *he’s missing?” (And then continue that line of questioning). “How so?” “What do you mean when you say, ‘socialization’?” “What do you feel *he’d get from a class of other __yos?” “Oh —