Reschooling Posts // December 25-31, 2022
Unschooling and Ham Radio
December 30, 2022 from Copasetic Flow
Here's another example of how unschooling works. You're sitting around minding your own business, when a kid walks by and asks what USB is. They don't mean Universal Serial Bus, they mean Upper Sideband. They noticed it on the software defined radio screen. So, you wind up explaining about mixers. Not a whole lot, just enough. You explain that when you modulate you create the carrier signal (14 or so megahertz in our case) as well as a modulated signal above the carrier and a modulated signal below the carrier.
Why We Should Praise Our Kids
December 30, 2022 from Stories of an Unschooling Family
Praise is a tricky topic, isn’t it? Do we praise our kids or not? Many unschoolers and parenting experts warn us to stay well away from praise. We shouldn’t manipulate our kids with our words, should we? And will our kids think they’re better than everyone else if we heap lavish praise upon them?
The 10 Worst Free-Range Stories of 2022
December 28, 2022 from Free Range Kids
What did 2022 do to parents who were just trying their best? It scared, scarred and disheartened them — and once it a while it really cheered them up! Herewith, The 10 Worst Free-Range Stories of 2022 — and one REALLY great one!
Letting Go And Giving Our Older Children The Space They Need
December 28, 2022 from Raising Lifelong Learners
How do we let go of our older children and give them the space they need? Today, we tackle this often asked listener question. As our kids get older, it can be tough for us as parents to learn how to let go, especially when our children have struggled in the past. We know we need to learn to let go and that being their parent requires it, but how do we foster independence in a way that is healthy and safe?
Seven Simple Tips for Homeschooling Your Gifted Kids
December 26, 2022 from Raising Lifelong Learners
Yes, you CAN homeschool gifted kids! In fact, you can do it quite well since homeschooling affords you the wonderful opportunity to meet unique needs perfectly. While each family’s situation certainly requires homeschooling to be tailored to specific needs, there are some very common trials that parents face in teaching gifted students that I’d like to tackle today.
The Art of Quitting
December 26, 2022 from Think Again
Many parents spend their time pushing their children to complete things they have started, in the belief that if they don't make them, they will never learn to stick at things. Here's why that is counter-productive. When children are young, they try things out. They are often very tuned into their own preferences, and if they don't want to do something, they'll stop. Adults tend to see this as 'moving from whim to whim' or a 'short attention span'.