A couple months ago, our family went out to eat at a tiki-style restaurant on one of the canals in Cape Coral. We had a long, hard day of work and wanted to sit out by the water to unwind. It seemed like a simple ask. As we approached the restaurant, our nine-year-old daughter - … Continue reading The pandemic was likely not a net positive for the homeschooling community (a contrarian opinion)
Dual enrollment programs are all the rage in education now. With dual enrollment, high school (and even middle school) students take college courses (most often community college courses) and receive both college credit and credit toward their high school diploma. In many cases, kids graduate with both a diploma and an Associate's Degree. Dual enrollment … Continue reading Is dual enrollment worth it for gifted children?
In chatting with other parents, I often feel like we are the only household on Earth for whom "screen time" is not a major source of conflict. This is incredibly ironic, too, because we work in the tech industry. "No, we do not arbitrarily restrict our daughter's access to devices," I explain. My interlocutors clutch … Continue reading Modeling Being a Lifelong Learner for Your Children
It is a common gripe among homeschooling families that they frequently encounter other parents (or folks within their communities) who try to shame them for “pushing their children too hard.” These folks are generally responding to the differences in speech, demeanor, and general knowledge they see when homeschooled children interact with peers that have been … Continue reading Why Are Homeschooled Children So Advanced Relative to Their Peers?