Hands-On Math for the older learner #homeschool #homeschoolmom #shillermath

Hands-On Math For The Older Learner

When I first started homeschooling my boys seven years ago, math was a breeze. In fact, it was the only subject that felt easy. They were young. The concepts were basic and it was easy to find activities that were engaging, hands-on and appropriate for my sons' learning styles. Over the course of the past couple of years however, it has been much more...Read More
Does This Count As School? Homeschool Mom Q&A #homeschool #homeschoolmom

Does This Count As School?

My son took apart his old Nintendo DS last night. It hadn't worked in years. In the past, he has also dismantled my old coffee maker (RIP sweet, sweet Keurig. I miss you so...) an outdated computer tower, and a boom box radio that had no business being in the 21st century. He loves to do it. I think he may be trying to...Read More
When I Can't Control It All - #specialneeds #autism #mentalillness #bipolar #adhd

When I Can’t Control It All

When your child is first diagnosed, the doctors are always focused on the proposed treatment plan. Rightly so. It's what they do, post assessment. I recommend therapy a minimum of two times a week. The standard course of treatment is this prescription and that medicine. There will likely be a waiting list, but you need to get him in with Doctor so and so...Read More

Homeschool Mom Q&A: What About College?

Have you heard the rumors that some colleges are actually seeking homeschool graduates for enrollment? It's true. Spartanburg Methodist College is an institution that actively promotes homeschooled student enrollment and they have graciously sponsored this post.    My son is almost 15 years old. He is technically a freshman in high school, although his courses include 7th grade to college level content. As we navigate...Read More