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Stages of Education

Learning naturally processes through a series of stages as children’s brains mature. Although the boundaries of these stages are by no means rigid, distinctions do exist based on how children develop. So, what should you expect in each of these stages? How should the developmental process affect how we teach?...

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Are We There Yet?

While traveling with our five kiddos, especially as they grew into the more adult-sized bodies, we had our share of car turmoil. Oftentimes I used those moments to assess character flaws, training needs, and my own lack of patience....

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Staying Focused

Very few of my days fit into the neatly ordered flow I would love to have. Instead, interruptions come, tasks take longer than planned, or regular seasons like summer and Christmas bring a disruption to routine....

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When Patience Runs Out

It is important to acknowledge that lack of patience is often simply an excuse against homeschooling. The next step is to move beyond excuses and honestly evaluate whether or not there are real issues, what you can do about them, and whether or not the homeschooling decision should be reconsidered....

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A Scheduled Summer

I try hard to balance training children into young adults and allowing them to enjoy their childhood. Kids today grow up too fast, and if there's one thing I’m learning to appreciate in this season of life, it’s the cuddling up in a hammock and talking of nothing much....

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