ADHD, children, homeschooling

Determination Is Not the Key to Your Child’s Success

Every few months, a new post or video will emerge on social media and be mass-shared by homeschool moms across the country and the world --usually citing research (or just opinions) about the key to your child’s success. They usually involve something like determination, grit, not giving up, or stick-to-itiveness. All variations on the same… Continue reading Determination Is Not the Key to Your Child’s Success

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Start Here to Learn More About Homeschooling an ADHD Child

Knowledge is power, and an informed parent has the power to better help their child. ---Sarah Forbes If you are reading this, you probably fit into one of the following four categories: 1. You just learned that your homeschooled child has ADHD 2.You just chose to bring your ADHD child home for school 3.You have… Continue reading Start Here to Learn More About Homeschooling an ADHD Child

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Art Therapy: A Simple Method to Deal with Stress

If you have ADHD, anxiety, adrenal problems or if you are basically living and breathing, you probably deal with stress and difficulties processing that stress. This can be especially true for people who don't have neurotypical brains because our brains are already a little off and prone to misfiling information. Many anxieties (for example, phobias)… Continue reading Art Therapy: A Simple Method to Deal with Stress

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Are You or Your Child a Highly-Sensitive Person?

When I met my husband, I felt like he really got me, like he really understood me. It wasn't until many years later that I found that this wasn't simply because we had compatible Meiers-Briggs personality types --although I am sure that helps. It's also because we both are hypersensitive. It wasn't until this last… Continue reading Are You or Your Child a Highly-Sensitive Person?

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It’s Okay to Homeschool Out of Fear

I get annoyed when homeschool parents start telling other parents, “It's wrong to homeschool out of fear.” Why do I get annoyed? The first reason is because it's ridiculous. All parents make choices for their children based on fear (i.e. actual legitimate concerns about a situation). When did being concerned about real danger become wrong?… Continue reading It’s Okay to Homeschool Out of Fear

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How to Not Plan Your Homeschool

Our drawing for the OCEANetwork Conference ended Sunday. The winner is Donna Hooton! Yay!  I stumbled upon this blog post from 3monkeysthrowingaroundsomepaper which very well explains a way that you can do delight led schooling which I highly recommend and still keep track of what you're doing. This is especially important if you are in… Continue reading How to Not Plan Your Homeschool

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Process-Driven Homeschooling

My husband works in construction.  He was recently transferred to a new job site and was comparing various job foremen's approaches to leadership. He compared two basic styles of leadership: Goal-oriented. It didn't matter what it took --haranguing, pushing, nagging, coercing, even yelling (depending on the leader). Whatever the foreman had to do to get… Continue reading Process-Driven Homeschooling

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Homeschool Quotes, Part 5

“Home-base education is not an experiment. It’s how people learned to function in the world for centuries. And there is no reason to think that people today can’t do the same thing. School is the experiment, not the lack of it, and I think that experiment is in trouble.---Wendy Priesnitz “You will never look back… Continue reading Homeschool Quotes, Part 5

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So, You Want to Homeschool Your ADHD Child

First,  relax. I know it's very overwhelming,  but you can do this! One step at a time. The first thing you need to know is that there are multiple educational styles or approaches. It looks like a traditional approach (what the public schools use) is not working for your child (or you’d probably leave them… Continue reading So, You Want to Homeschool Your ADHD Child