Jan 30, 2014

Learning by Himself

I suggested my son watch the Discovery Channel for his TV time instead of Nick Jr. Anyway, he says, "I don't WANT to watch Discovery Channel--it's BORING!"  I told him I thought it was interesting and left it at that. Then he goes off and comes back about 15 minutes later and tells me some scientific fact about outer space and says, "I learned that on the Discovery Channel!" I believe that, for my ds anyway, he needs to feel like he has some sort of say in what we learn and how we learn it.

Jan 23, 2014

There are days...

There have been days when I, too, am thinking, "I don't know if I can do this anymore!" But then I back off, regroup, and try another approach.

Jan 16, 2014

Books by Peggy Kaye

We’ve had a lot of luck with the Games ForReading and Games For Writing (two separate books) series by Peggy Kaye. There are more in the series- Games for Math and Games for Learning, which we have not tried yet.  When we play, my kids don't know they're doing homework.

Jan 9, 2014

5 year old lost his dog

Oh wow, a 5 year old who has been through a very traumatic event and if that’s not enough, lost his best friend. Yes, by all means, take it easy, enjoy each others company, go to library story hour, go for nature walks, hang out, make stuff, and read aloud to him a lot with a big bowl of popcorn sitting on his lap. You are so right to make your focus be making him feel safe again and be able to trust.

Jan 2, 2014

Sending him to school won't solve your problem

I put my child in school for not participating with homeschooling and now he's just not participating in school and *I* have added pressure of trying to get his homework completed for his teacher and he is just refusing to do it.