There was a time in my life when gathering for homeschooling morning time or circle time was easy...ish. This is not that time. Our oldest needs to get to her community college classes a few days a week, the next one goes off to school every day, #3 has hit the teen years and … Continue reading Creating a Meaningful Morning
Two Questions to Ask Yourself When You are Struggling
When you are struggling in your homeschooling or life in general, it might help to ask yourself two big questions. What is the real challenge here for you? In Micheal Bungay Stanier's book The Coaching Habit (affiliate), he has some great questions that he designed to improve your management and leadership skills, but they are also great … Continue reading Two Questions to Ask Yourself When You are Struggling
Surviving the Holidays as a Highly Sensitive Homschooler – Parting Thoughts
How is everyone holding up? For many of you the holidays are beginning to reach a crescendo, with Christmas a few days away. Maybe others of you are done for the most part - enjoy watching the rest of us run around like crazy people. 😉 My one parting thought before the wave … Continue reading Surviving the Holidays as a Highly Sensitive Homschooler – Parting Thoughts
I was first introduced to the bucket theory through my daughters' allergist. Basically, the body can be like a bucket, and too much exposure to even mild allergens, toxins, or pathogens fills that bucket, and leaves little room for the immune system to work...like a bucket that has become full from many drops over time. When … Continue reading The Bucket
Surviving the Holidays as an HSP – Part 3, Self Care
Welcome to the third part in my Highly Sensitive Homeschooler series on surviving the holiday season. The first two parts can be found here: Surviving the Holidays Part 1 - The Homeschooling Surviving the Holidays Part 2 - Know Your Lines This third part will focus on something I know so many caring, sensitive … Continue reading Surviving the Holidays as an HSP – Part 3, Self Care
What is a highly sensitive person?
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?