Worthy Reads

Homeschooling Why Homeschooling is Becoming Hipster - townhall.com School Choice Week: Why Homeschool Is the Best School - patheos.com Happier Homeschooling - About.com - I thought this was a good, succinct article about making homeschooling less stressful. I definitely agree it should make your life easier, not harder! Take me to Your Dungeon Master - … Continue reading Worthy Reads

How I’ve Taught Kindergarten Reading

  I’ve written a lot about how I haven’t pressed too much formal learning on my five-year-old.  I believe playing, fostering his imagination, and letting him acquire a love of stories and books is the most important part of Kindergarten. I tried short, formal lessons though, and it worked for a while, but now I’ve … Continue reading How I’ve Taught Kindergarten Reading

Book Review: RAISING BOYS by Steve Biddulph

From my archives: Boys visiting a farm Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on February 29, 2012. You can read the online version by clicking here. Last week I finished reading Raising Boys by Steve Biddulph.  Not long ago I wrote about one of his other books, The Secret of Happy Children.  Like … Continue reading Book Review: RAISING BOYS by Steve Biddulph

Less Than Ideal Memories of My Early Education

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on February 15, 2012. When I was in the first grade, I sat next to a boy named Leo.  Every Monday the teacher would put a list of spelling words on the blackboard, and we were supposed to write them down.  I did it without a problem, but … Continue reading Less Than Ideal Memories of My Early Education

Worthy Reads about Raising and Educating Boys

Since I have two boys, I cannot help but be interested in information to help me understand the unique needs of boys.  Below is a list of books and online resources that I have found, and I plan to add to this list as I find more.  I hope you'll contribute to this by leaving … Continue reading Worthy Reads about Raising and Educating Boys