Learning at Home

Learning at home can be fun. Right now, a lot of parents are freaking out at the prospect of schooling their kids while also working from home. And wondering if it’s even possible to do both without going crazy. It’s possible. In fact, it can be be downright wonderful. I homeschooled our boys for 7 […]

Why Moms’ Education Matters

Image source As a mom, you’re probably more concerned with ensuring that your children get a good education. However, did you know that your education level could have an impact on how well your kids do and how high their grades are? Children who have better-educated parents tend to do better than those who don’t, […]

The Many Roles Of A Homeschooling Parent

Each year, the number of homeschooled children increases, as more and more parents choose to take their kids out of public school and teach them at home. Studies have shown that children who are independently educated are not only more likely to complete their school careers with a high-level diploma but are also more likely […]

Higher Education At Home: What Are The Benefits?

At 18-years-old, most children will graduate from high school and head off to college a few months later. Most kids are excited about college and all the change that comes with it, but what if you have homeschooled your child for his entire school life and the only place that he has ever learned is at home? […]

Boys vs Girls: Teaching Strategies

Image Source A mixed learning environment can have lots of benefits. But some teaching strategies may not apply well to both genders. The way that both boys’ and girls’ brains tick is different. Here are some ways of getting boys to learn that differ from girls. Keep boys active Boys will often fidget more in […]

Show Me the Money! A Math Guessing Game

Money is pretty irresistible to kids, and managing it is, of course, a crucial life skill. Not surprisingly, then, it’s a standard part of most first grade curricula, and teachers help kids gain familiarity with it in all sorts of creative ways. Here’s an irresistible guessing game that will help your kid recognize pennies, nickels, […]

Why January is the Perfect Time for a Mid-Year School Check-In

How’s school going? For your son? For you? Listen, I understand your reluctance to delve too deeply into those questions. This time of year, I’m exhausted. My emotional, physical and bank accounts are depleted from the holidays — and somehow I still need to find the strength to finish putting away holiday decorations. Here in Wisconsin, […]

Embracing Montessori at Home and How It Can Benefit Your Little Ones

When your children aren’t old enough to be at preschool, it can be hard to know how to keep them busy. You might go to toddler groups or arrange playdates with friends. It can be tricky to get the balance right, though. How much should be fun and how much should be learning? When they […]

School Not Working For Your Son? Try This.

Since the Washington Post published my essay, Why Schools Are Failing Boys, I’ve heard from dozens of parents & educators. Sadly, my essay struck a chord with a lot of frustrated families. And what I’m hearing from those families is It’s so reassuring to know I’m not the only one and What can we do? It’s easy to feel […]

Why I Wrote Why Schools Are Failing Our Boys

If you’ve come over here because you saw my Washington Post essay, Why Schools Are Failing Our Boys, welcome! If you’re a long-time reader and haven’t seen the essay yet, go check it out. Today, I want to share the story behind that essay. Breaking into the Washington Post has long been a goal of mine, […]