Instead of chores · Uncategorized

Why our kids don’t do chores. And what they do instead.

I really don’t like the word ‘chores’! The mention of it makes me think of boring tasks that must be gotten out of the way before more exciting things can be done. I also don’t like the bribery component of doing chores – whether it be pocket money, or a special treat or toy, or… Continue reading Why our kids don’t do chores. And what they do instead.

Homeschool area · Uncategorized

A look around our homeschool area

We’re lucky enough this move to have an area solely dedicated to our homeschool. Our previous house was quite small and J was using the dinning table. I love how the main desk (taken over by J’s Christmas lego) is in front of a large window that looks out to the backyard. And T has… Continue reading A look around our homeschool area

Books · Uncategorized

Teaching the correct names for body parts and an introduction to sex for children

Trigger warning – sexual abuse. J’s favourite book at the moment is ‘The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made’ by Fiona Katauskas. She first had it read to her when she was four and she’s asked me to read it to her more than any other book we own. It’s an awesome book… Continue reading Teaching the correct names for body parts and an introduction to sex for children

Giftedness · Uncategorized

Giftedness – what does it mean and what does it look like?

Have you ever seen those quotes that state “every child is gifted, they just unwrap their packages at different times”? Well this next statement may make you cringe…. That quote makes me cringe! Indeed every child is special and has different gifts, but not every child is gifted. I suspect that most parents of gifted… Continue reading Giftedness – what does it mean and what does it look like?