Now the holidays are winding down. Or maybe they've crashed and burned, and you are crawling out. Either way, people are going back to work, and you are probably starting school back up again, or thinking about it. This post-holiday time is a fantastic time to sit back and take some time to simply watch your … Continue reading The Power of Observation
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
As I'm sure I've said ad nauseum already, this past year I put my youngest four (of five) children into our local Catholic school after homeschooling them all from the beginning. They entered 8th grade, 5th, 3rd, and Kindergarten. My 10th grader stayed home. As far as schools go, this one had a good reputation … Continue reading Things I Learned from Putting My Kids in School
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
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”
According to Elaine Aron, author of several books on the highly sensitive personality trait, a person who is highly sensitive (or an HSP for short): is more aware of subtle changes in the environment than others is more easily bothered by intense stimuli: loud noises, scratchy clothes, strong smells is affected more deeply by everything, … Continue reading What is a highly sensitive person?
.1. I can only stare at a blank screen for so long before paralysis by analysis sets in -- otherwise known as blog-writer's-block. So instead of waiting until some perfect "first post" scenario hits my brain, I'm going to jump into this blog with a Seven Quick Takes! So, welcome! I'm still sprucing things up … Continue reading Seven Quick Takes – First Post Edition