The Waldorf Method is a time-honored educational philosophy that focuses on developing students' intellectual, artistic, and practical skills. While Waldorf is often seen in the context of private schools, the freedom of homeschooling allows you to choose any educational philosophy you desire. Today, we sit down with our longtime friend (and longtime Waldorf homeschooler) [...]
Science is one of the most enjoyable subjects you can learn at home, and there's so many ways to teach science that put the subject right in the hands of your students. Today, we discuss how our different educational philosophies informed how we taught science and reminisce about our favorite science projects and experiments! [...]
Youth civic organizations like scouting can be a great opportunity to foster your child's independence while bolstering their education. But where do you start? How do you find the right organization for your child? And are there any downsides? We answer all these questions and more today, so join us and learn all about youth civic organizations!
Back to school can be a stressful time, even for homeschoolers! But with the homeschooling boom still going strong, there's lots of new homeschooling families that are getting back to school in a whole new way. So today, we're discussing back to school in two parts. First, we talk about back to school for new homeschoolers. We discuss tips to allow it to go smoothly, and we speak frankly about what challenges you may face -- and how to overcome them! In the second part, we discuss how we're prepping for the new school year. Whether beginner or old pro, today's episode is stuffed full of great ideas for how to get back to school... Homeschool!
Dyslexia is a disability, even if you can't see it. As a learning disability, homeschooling parents want to be on the lookout for dyslexia and need to know how they can best support their dyslexic children. Today, we welcome Stephen Yearout of the Empower Dyslexia podcast to discuss his experience with his dyslexia, what the early warning signs are, and what you can do as a parent to help your child fulfill their highest potential. We've been wanting to bring you this episode for some time, but we wanted to do it right, and we think that every parent (homeschooler or not, dyslexic children or not) should listen to this episode and learn from what Stephen has to share.
Independence is the most important skill a parent can teach their child, but for homeschoolers it can be a bit harder. We're always with our kids anyway, so it can be hard to loosen our grip and let them alone for a while, but with a few sensible precautions and a healthy dose of trust, it can be an immensely rewarding experience for parent and child alike. Today, we discuss the reasons for being overprotective, the pitfalls of it, and our own experiences of and ideas for encouraging independence in our own children.