How Perfect Are You?

‘If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well’ ‘Never, never, never, never give up.’ These sound like good mottos, don’t they?  They encourage us to try hard, to improve and to do our best, don’t they?  Or do they,  accidentally or on purpose, in subtle ways, encourage perfectionism? While there’s nothing wrong and a lot good about aiming to do your … Continue reading

The Wednesday Wars – Book Review

The Wednesday Wars By Gary D. Schmidt Published 2007 by Sandpiper Reviewed by Monica Walmsley Holling Hoodhood is a thirteen-year-old, struggling with home life, school life and his form teacher, Mrs Baker, in New York in the 1960s. With half of his class being Jewish and having to attend Hebrew School at Temple Beth-El on Wednesday afternoons and  the other … Continue reading

If Your Child Ever Went to School…

… Would you like to complete my survey? I am writing a course for new homeschoolers and I want to help those who will be bringing their children out of school.  Tell me your thoughts and experiences about bringing children out of school to homeschool. Click here to take survey N.B. The survey is completely anonymous. I can’t tell who … Continue reading

What is the Difference Between a Vision and a Goal?

We all have dreams and visions for our children and our homeschooling, but sometimes (often) things don’t go the way we expect or would like. Some events are out of our control, but sometimes we can actually behave differently and get a desired result. To help you to achieve your desired results, you need to have a clear understanding of your … Continue reading