Surviving the Holidays Part 1 – The Homeschooling

Welcome to my series on homeschooling through the holidays as a highly sensitive homeschooler. Today is Day 1 - Homeschooling. Homeschooling in December It's no secret that homeschooling can sometimes be difficult for a highly sensitive person under normal conditions.  Add in the holidays, and BAM (Oooo, sorry.... bam)  and you have a recipe for … Continue reading Surviving the Holidays Part 1 – The Homeschooling

New School Year

https://instagram.com/p/52M-0ipvWF/?taken-by=me.the.seeker You'd think, after 13+ "first days of school,"  I'd know better than to expect a lot out of today. I even made it a short day, with few expectations. At least few stated expectations. Apparently what my mouth says and what my mind wants are two totally different things. I think I expected this … Continue reading New School Year

A Day in the Life of this Highly Sensitive Homeschooler

Sharing a pretty typical homeschooling day in the life of me: a highly sensitive, introverted, gifted (read: excitabilities), middle-aged, tired homeschooler, with 5 kids from 16-6...several of whom are sensitive/gifted/introverted as well.  Then there are the extroverts, setting us all off, LOL. I tried to keep a record of how I was feeling and what … Continue reading A Day in the Life of this Highly Sensitive Homeschooler

The Homeschool Styles vs. HSP Series #3: Montessori

  Welcome to the third post in my Homeschooling Styles vs. Highly Sensitive People series: Montessori Homeschooling. Montessori schooling is something that is traditionally done in a school building with a trained Montessori teacher and a structured, prepared environment.  However, with patience, self-education, and hard work, the Montessori style can possibly be brought successfully into … Continue reading The Homeschool Styles vs. HSP Series #3: Montessori

The Homeschool Styles vs. HSP Series #2: Literature Rich

  Welcome to the second post in my Homeschooling vs. the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) series: Literature-Rich Programs. The first post in the series School at Home, can be found here. --------------------------------------------------------------------- There are many types of homeschooling that use literature, but for the purposes of this post, I'm going to focus on the programs … Continue reading The Homeschool Styles vs. HSP Series #2: Literature Rich

The Homeschool Styles vs. HSP Series #1: “School at Home”

Welcome to the first post in my Homeschool Styles vs. HSP Series: "School at Home" Many homeschoolers, particularly new homeschoolers and those with only younger children, select a homeschooling style commonly known as "school at home" or traditional schooling. This style, in general, replicates what was typically the parents' experience in their brick and mortar … Continue reading The Homeschool Styles vs. HSP Series #1: “School at Home”