Cleaning the House with Young Children

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on June 20, 2012. Mothers of young children often lament how they can’t get anything done.  What they mean by this is how they can’t seem to get the laundry, house cleaning, or cooking done, or, if they do another kind of work, they can’t find … Continue reading Cleaning the House with Young Children

Lessons Learned in the Garden

“A new study conducted for Britain's Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has found that encouraging children to learn gardening boosts their development by helping them become happier, more confident, and more resilient. In addition, gardening also helps teach children patience and the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle.”   --Quote from an article titled, Teach … Continue reading Lessons Learned in the Garden

Homeschool Priorities Part 6 of 6: Teaching Responsibility

My last homeschool priority for my children is teaching responsibility. Obviously this is something that will have to be taught over the long-haul, and I'm always looking for ideas on character building.  If anyone has any suggestions in this area, especially for youngsters, I'd love for you to contribute your ideas in the comments section. … Continue reading Homeschool Priorities Part 6 of 6: Teaching Responsibility