This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure statement for more details. Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of a true education.” Character does not consist of a single statement or a random act, it is those qualities and dispositions that we practice consistently—both good and bad.
(This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosures for more information.) It amazes me that preschool has come to dominate much of the education conversation. The media has become a PR outlet for those who advocate formal, away-from-home preschool experiences. Based on vague notions and buzzword, such as “ready to learn,” parents are clamoring for
This post contains affiliate links for which I may receive compensation. Please see my disclosure statement. I’m surprised at the number of back-to-school comments, or not-back-to-school in the case of homeschoolers, I saw on Facebook this morning. It’s mid-August. Why so early? Not only are school-aged children heading to the school building, but so are many
A parent’s nightmare. And we’ve all lived it: a screaming child at the store. Each of us knows the suffering. All eyes in the store are staring at the parent, not the child. The child seems uncajolable. The sound travels out the doors. Is there anything a parent can do? At the moment it probably seems like
Three-year-old Rosie brought a handful of rocks from the driveway in the house. She carefully placed these ordinary pieces of gravel on the bookshelf. This was the beginning of her rock collection. At three years old, there was little pattern or reason to her collection or how she displayed it. She just started collecting rocks.
Global School Play Day. Hmm. My first thought was “That’s a good idea. Children need more time to play at school or anywhere for that matter.” Then on second thought, “What? We need a special day to play?” What do most of us remember from our childhood? The time we were playing or the time