There’s a subtle, sometimes unconscious sigh of relief as a homeschooler when you hear the news. The horrible, awful, heart-breaking news of yet another school shooting. For some of us, this is a very real reason that we homeschool.
I read the headlines. The story made me sick to my stomach, and I knew what else was coming. Blaring headlines claimed “disturbing pattern” and “the sinister side of homeschooling.” Instead of focusing on the abusers, the media all
What does gifted mean? Ask an educator and you’ll get a different answer than a doctor. Ask any parent of a gifted child, and you’ll get a bemused stare or hysterical laughter. Ask a counselor familiar with giftedness, and
My kid isn’t doing T.V. shows about his amazing knowledge of anatomy. He isn’t wowing college professors with his math acumen. He isn’t reading yet at the ancient age of 6, and he doesn’t even like Harry Potter. (Too
Fair warning: this post might be too political for some. I try to avoid politics in this blog, but sometimes I feel it’s applicable to our life and our education to discuss it.