Posts in Natural Learning
In Support of Relationship-based Parenting

Jason has just turned 18 (yes, really!) and I am finding that I am falling into that cliche of looking back on our lives together and seeing how far we have come. How I have evolved as a parent. How he has evolved as a person. How those oh so many leaps of faith I took over the years have played out.

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Tips for Keeping "Homeschooling High School" in Perspective

As Jason nears the end of his junior year in high school, I finally feel as if I can breathe a little with this whole "homeschooling high school" thing. Not really because of anything that I am doing, but rather because I am seeing everything that he is doing and how much he has grown since we started this journey and how much he continues to grow.

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Seeing Video Games as a Passion not an Obsession

My homeschooling journey has continuously given me many opportunities to shift how I view   things related to learning. One of the bigger shifts has been that of seeing Jason's huge interest in video gaming as an "obsession" to instead seeing it as a "passion."​

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The Right Side of Normal

​As most folks who read my blog know, right-brained learning is a topic I talk a fair amount about. Mainly because understanding right-brained learners has made a huge difference in how I approach homeschooling my boys. I was first pointed in the direction of this learning style by my dear friend and mentor Cindy Gaddis. I can not tell you how much her knowledge and friendship has helped me over the years. 

Needless to say, I am incredibly thrilled that her book on right-brained learners, The Right Side of Normal, has been published and is available for purchase! This has truly been a labor of love for Cindy and I am so excited that she is able to share her knowledge and passion with the rest of the world.

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