As homeschoolers, we can get really overwhelmed. Self-doubts can wreak havoc on our peace of mind, causing us to lose faith in God’s plan for our families. A wonderful consultant and veteran homeschooling mom, Paola Ciskanik, is here to talk about Curing Mommy Overwhelm. Stay with us!
Homeschooling has become a haven for kids the traditional school system has failed in some way. Listen to this podcast about homeschooling your special needs child.
We never know how God may use our feeble efforts. St. Antoine Daniel offers a model of how to teach.
The Homeschooling Saints Podcast is a wonderful resource for Catholic homeschoolers. Check out Episode 9 on Homeschooling Kids Who Are Wired Differently. Episode 9: Homeschooling Kids Who Are Wired Differently Your child may be a very early reader, deeply focused on creative pursuits, and incredibly interesting as a human being—but what happens when that same child struggles with overstimulation,… Read more →
I had been teaching my nine-year-old son for three years, and we began having difficulties in math and some other areas of responsibility. A passionate teacher, I know that when someone is “not getting it” it’s usually because you’re not communicating it well, but our daily struggles were still irritating, and our relationship had become defined by them. Every day… Read more →
What is Stress? When we think of stress we might think of the pressures of adult living – the pile of work that needs to get accomplished before an unrealistic deadline, struggling to pay too many bills with too little money, or stretching ourselves too thin as we care for the needs of others. If we are asked about our… Read more →
Do you look at your friends’ organized homes with a little bit of envy? Do you wonder how they manage to keep their living spaces clean and organized? Some people are born with the natural ability to organize. Know Thyself: The Imperfectionist’s Guide to Sorting Your Stuff by Lisa Lawmaster Hess is not the organizational book for them. No, this… Read more →
In its early days (1970s-1980s), modern homeschooling was often a complete rejection of traditional school. Homeschooling parents, many of whom had to fly under the radar, truly embraced learning at home and had a fierce independent streak. They encouraged other parents to believe that they had the knowledge, tools, and love to educate their own children, regardless of what the… Read more →
Reading to your child from the time he or she is born is a wonderful, rewarding activity. Not only does it serve as an opportunity for bonding and developing a close relationship, it is also educational, helping your young child develop vocabulary, comprehension, and pre-reading skills. Active reading takes that process one step further. According to Read with Me: Engaging… Read more →
Are you homeschooling an introverted child? Introverted and extroverted are ways of describing how people prefer to interact with the world. According to Susan Cain, author of Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts, “introverts are drawn to the inner world of thoughts and feelings, while their opposites, extroverts, crave the external world of people and activities.” In many ways,… Read more →