A Downside of Homeschooling

What an incredible few weeks it has been. I have been working with a group of very inspirational high-school students between the ages of 14 and 18, teaching them entrepreneurship.  The first semester with them culminated last Saturday, with their business plan presentations to four very senior judges in front of an audience of almost…

Planning for College

For those of you who are thinking that college may lie somewhere in the future for your kids, this article from Gifted Challenges provides some great advice. Some of it is not quite so relevant to us as homeschoolers, but then much of it still is or could be if we choose to integrate it…

Grappling with Maths

Last night Connor asked for some help with work he was doing on the mathematical proofs for triangle similarity. Strangely, I have never, not once, had to use this knowledge myself since forgetting it immediately after the required subject test for it some thirty-odd years ago. When Connor asked me, I couldn’t think of a…

Thoughts & Updates

Wow.  This has been much longer in coming than I would have ever anticipated. Several months ago I got very very sick with food-poisoning and ended up being sick for almost four weeks.  To say that it threw me off blogging would be an understatement.  It threw me off work, family, travel – everything.  And then I…

Interview with Paslilith from HomeSchooledDaemon

A few weeks into talking to people about interviews for posting up every Friday, I realized that I had made a classic mistake that I see fairly often.  I had been asking other parents and experts about their views of homeschooling, and not actually asking anyone who was homeschooling what the experience was like for…