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What pulled me out of Chore Wars? I read an article on family work. At first, I looked at the article and translated family chores as doing family work and patted myself on the back and thought, “we do family work.” Several months later, in our mother’s book group, call “Side-Tracked Home Educators, ” we […]Continue reading
I was once stuck in “Chore Wars.” What are Chore Wars? Chore Wars move from assigning (and expecting), to bribing a child with rewards, to nagging a child to work, and then to threatening a child with loss of reward, loss of privilege, or punishment. This happens when children are not developmentally ready for self-directed, […]Continue reading
Everyone can see how foolish the "new gardener" was. Each system he tried would have worked had he stayed with it. All would have yielded a harvest. Perhaps some harvests would have been better than others; but they all would have had a harvest. The farmer represents mass schooling systems. To teach enormous groups of […]Continue reading
Keep Pedaling and Moving Forward!When parents begin to homeschool, many look for a curriculum as a vehicle to help move their children towards being educated. Maybe the vehicle is not just a curriculum, but taking other things into account that impact children’s heart, allegiance, character, work ethic, brain development, core body balance, executive function, socialization […]Continue reading