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Eight Principles for Eclectic Homeschooling in the Elementary Grades.

by Annamarie What is eclectic homeschooling? Eclectic education is a teaching approach that advocates the freedom of the teacher (or parent) to choose different teaching methods (curricula) and strategies for achieving the learning goals. It involves making decisions based on what seems best (for a particular child) instead of following some single doctrine or style. It is therefore,…

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The GED® – an out-the-box school exit solution

Guest post by Shirley Erwee As the school system faces increasing pressure and problems, more and more people are looking for alternative educational solutions – solutions like online learning, home education and cottage schools. The GED® is an American high school equivalency credential that’s been growing in popularity among the homeschool community and other alternative…

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Christian parenting

Ever since I became a parent I frequently hear how time flies with kids and how one day I’ll blink and my kids will be moving out, getting married and start having families of their own.

I’m also reminded that the days are long but the years are short.
Like when that sweet older mother you ran into at the grocery store, pushing a rather empty cart, looks over at you and your chaotic tribe with adoring eyes. She tells you to enjoy that tantrum in the store because when they’re teenagers you’ll be wishing all you were worried about was teaching them to manage their emotions in aisle six. And if she’s feeling really nostalgic, she’ll go on to explain how when they move out someday, you’ll be wishing for crazy bedtime bribery again.

As she slowly starts pushing her cart down the aisle away from you and your munchkins, she bids you farewell by saying a phrase we hear often as young parents: the days are long but the years are short.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

As a clinical psychologist, child therapist, integrated learning practitioner and a mother I am persuaded that parents need to be able to make informed decisions when it comes to important matters such as helping our children with learning and functioning in this world. Unfortunately too often parents are only given biased perspectives and research based…

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Wat om nooit vir jou kleuter te sê nie en hoekom nie

Moet nooit stilletjies verdwyn sonder om vir jou kleuter voor te berei op jou afwesigheid nie. Alle kinders ervaar skeidingsangs op stadiums in hulle ontwikkeling en dit is dus ʼn normale grootword verskynsel. In die peuterfase is daar weer ʼn natuurlike opvlam in skeidingsangs rondom 3 jaar. Skeidingsangs kan verlig word deur ʼn konsekwente roetine…

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