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Chores: Teaching Habits is the first lessons of life

Part of our conscious outlook on our homeschool curriculum is chores & habits. I caught myself, in my busy schedule, allowing my children to make a mess of the house. If I asked the children to clean up their mess, they wouldn’t unless I stayed with them and coached them. But the truth is, I’m not doing them an service by cleaning up their messes for them, that’s just not the way the real world is. “What should I be...

Why is nature study so important?

Why is Nature study so important & emphasized so much by Rudolph Steiner ( Waldorf Education) & Charlotte Mason? I was born in the bronx, when I was 8 years old my family moved to “upstate NY” in Rockland County, our property backed up to state park land. I remember waking up & going out hiking and not coming back until dusk sometimes. I craved nature so much. The woods humored me with lizards under rocks, streams to discover, deer...

what style of homeschooling should you choose?

What style of homeschooling should you choose from? After making the big decision to homeschool, we needed to decide just how we were going to approach curriculum & teaching style. Were we going to make our own school? or use the aid of the independent charter schools? If we were going to use the help of the charter schools, which one would we choose? We decided on a charter school with a teacher we check in once a month to....

Why we homeschool

I have had a lot of people ask me why we decided to homeschool. Since the day I found out I was pregnant with my first, I was talking about homeschooling & also received harsh reaction when I would ask what others thought of homeschooling. Generally, I listen to my heart more than people’s opinions, I’m a bit of a rebel that way I suppose. I know that homeschooling is not for everyone, and for some households this just isn’t...