Homeschooling Looks Like . . .

A2Z Homeschooling: Where Do I Start According to a recent USA Today/Ipsos poll, 60 percent of parents surveyed said they will likely choose at-home learning this fall rather than send their children to school even if the schools reopen for in-person learning. Thirty percent of parents surveyed said they were “very likely” to keep their children... Continue Reading →

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What If . . .

"What if I told you that slow pace of life you crave is achievable? What if I told you you don’t need to be a teacher, or have all the answers? What if I told you that your children could follow their own interests instead of a standardised curriculum? What if I told you that... Continue Reading →

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Life with Teenagers: A Few Good Reads

I wrote this post years ago when our children were teenagers: Life with teenagers can be a tumultuous time. Many parents find themselves navigating through what seems like a myriad of minefields. Being a parent during this time certainly isn't what it was when they were toddlers. At this pivotal stage, teenagers need their parents to... Continue Reading →

Inflicting Unnecessary Harm

"The saddest thing for me about the education system, as I have witnessed it, is that it seems almost intentionally calculated to create anxious children, parents and teachers. Matt was only four the first time I was told he was “behind the benchmark”, which I still think is an obscene and revolting way to describe... Continue Reading →

What Causes More Anxiety in Children: School or a Smartphone? — John Holt GWS

Our children attend school at earlier ages and graduate at older ages than they did in previous generations; we make going to college a modern, tribal ritual that socially shames those who can’t afford it or who don’t thrive there; we focus on degrees awarded but not on competencies earned outside of degree programs; we... Continue Reading →

On Writing

Writers make writing look so easy.  Is writing as difficult for them as it is me?  I'm certainly not an avid writer but I do write: journals, letters, notes, lists.  I seem to be more of a lister than a writer.  I have many lists of things I want to write about.  The problem is... Continue Reading →

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