Beating the Homeschool Winter Blues

Beating the Homeschool Winter Blues

For several years, I really struggled with the winter blues around this time of year. Maybe you do too. Many feel a letdown after the holidays. The colder, shorter days make it hard to get the kids outside to play. The lack of sunshine affects our moods as well. Plus,...
Stop the Comparison Game

Stop the Comparison Game

A young dad came to me with concerns about his son.  His friend’s 3-year-old already knew all the sounds of the letters. Plus, he was talking in full sentences and was way ahead of this young dad’s 3-year-old son. His worry was genuine. “Are we doing something wrong?”...
7 Tips to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

7 Tips to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

  I love the holidays, but my stress level goes up quite a bit in November and December. I need to find a way to deal with this better, maybe you do too.   Spending more time with extended family and the fun traditions of the holidays are all so much fun....
How to Reduce Whining and Complaining in Your Homeschool Days

How to Reduce Whining and Complaining in Your Homeschool Days

“I hate math!” “Why do we have to do so much writing?” “Will we ever be done with school?” Does this sound familiar? As homeschoolers, our children feel a bit too comfortable expressing their complaints at times, don’t they? When teacher is mom or dad, it’s easier to...
10 Tips for Helping your Child with Mental Health Issues

10 Tips for Helping your Child with Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues are on the rise the last couple of years with the pandemic and all that’s been going on in the world. Sadly, we just passed the two-year mark of losing one of our adult sons to mental illness. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever been...