Posts in category Struggling Learner

10 Tips for a Great Start to Your School Year:

This is such an exciting time of year! All those new school books have arrived in the mail, and you’re thinking through how to use them.  (Okay, so it’s also a little overwhelming, I know…) But even the kids are starting to look forward to starting homeschooling again as they look at their books! Most […]

The Key to Successful Homeschooling

When we started homeschooling back in 1995, it was NOT something many people did, it was, in fact, a bit socially unacceptable.  People looked at you weird when you said you homeschooling. People didn’t understand why you would even WANT to homeschool! There weren’t a lot of options out there for curriculum.  There weren’t a […]

7 Benefits of Reading Aloud to your Children

Some of my fondest memories from our families homeschool years were when the kids and I were reading a good book together (or rather, I was reading it aloud to them).  I remember getting all choked up in the touching story of an orphan called “Freckles”, and laughing with the kids while reading “Mr. Popper’s […]

Tips on Evaluating Your Homeschool Schedule

As you finish up the first semester of the school year, this is a great time to look back and evaluate all aspects of your homeschool to determine if there should be any changes made for the next semester. When you’re in the thick of it, it’s hard to take time to evaluate how things […]

Great Educational Gifts: BOOKS!

(This post contains affiliate links) Last week I shared some fun, educational games that you could get your children for Christmas.  Check out the post “Great Educational Gifts: GAMES!” if you missed it. This week I want to give you some suggestions for books that would be wonderful Christmas gifts! Of course, we all know it’s […]

Great Educational Gifts: GAMES!

Great Educational Gifts: GAMES!

(This post contains some affiliate links)   Christmas is just around the corner, and the scramble to find the perfect gift for each of your loved ones has begun. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always felt that a gift that benefits a child’s education is a better gift than one that is just […]

Understand Your Child’s Love Language

Understand Your Child’s Love Language

Children have a great need to feel unconditionally loved.  God created us to need love, and He sent His Son to die for our sins to show us His unconditional love. Jesus said we’re to follow His example of loving others in John 13: 34-35:   34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I […]

16 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Wrapping up the School Year

16 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Wrapping up the School Year

Woohoo!  You finished another year of homeschooling! It’s such a good feeling to complete the year and look forward to summer! Time to celebrate!  Pat yourself on the back and give yourself some time to just relax and enjoy some time off! You earned it! Wait! One more thing, before it gets too far past […]

Encouragement for the Burned Out Homeschool Mom

Encouragement for the Burned Out Homeschool Mom

Burnout is defined as feeling depressed, exhausted, and exasperated, basically being worn out, even ready to give up.   Burnout is a fairly common problem among homeschoolers at some point in their homeschool journey, so if you’re feeling a little bit this way, don’t despair!   The daily grind, continuous lesson planning, teaching and dealing with […]

How to Motivate a Reluctant Learner

How to Motivate a Reluctant Learner

As homeschoolers, we hear about instilling a love for learning in our children. In fact, many of us homeschool because we want our kids to love learning, and we feel homeschooling is the best method of education to achieve that. So if, (or should I say “when”), one of our kids becomes reluctant to learn in one […]