Knowing When To Push

A new post of mine was up over at Life Without School a few days ago called Knowing When to Push.

It is about the challenge of finding the balance between letting kids learn things on their own time and knowing when a gentle nudge is just what they need. Something that I struggle with all the time.


About throwingmarshmallows

I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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4 Responses to Knowing When To Push

  1. I really appreciated this article. I love your common sense.

  2. JoVE says:

    Stephanie, can I ask you a favour. I would love to read that article but have can’t get Life Without School to display properly. I should probably get me a new browser but it isn’t at the top of the list. Do you have a version you could e-mail me?

  3. *Excellent* post, lady! :-) I have always loved your ideas and your approach, especially your awareness that HSing is an individual journey each family takes, and that each of us must find her own path based on what works for *her family.* I found your article wise and encouraging. My kids are perfectionists, too. If left to their own devices they would tend to stick with what they feel *safe* with and not explore new territory, even when they are developmentally and intellectually ready. On the other hand, I try mightily not to prod them to do things because it’s what kids their age are *supposed* to be doing. As Dr. Seuss wrote: “life’s a great balancing act.” *LOL* I’m off tor ead your right-brained resource page.

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