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What is homeschooling?

Homeschooling is the magical act of educating your own children. Before the industrial revolution children helped their parents on the homestead or learned about the trade of their parents. Family was the most powerful social unit, communities were strong and children felt a sense of belonging. The industrial revolution created the need for factory workers …

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Learning to Read the Waldorf Way

Waldorf parents are concerned about when their children might learn to read. This post explains the rich Waldorf tradition and the posters own experience of watching her child learn to read, relying on Waldorf Homeschool approaches.

Decolonizing education

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Why colonization matters – homeschooling for people of colour. The struggle for freedom.

How to Parent When You Are Sad

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The particulars of my story Truth. Today I woke up with the desire to do nothing…. There was no conceivable reason for it. We celebrated a great Solstice [our first] yesterday. It did feel very biochemical, my sadness. I also had no desire to try and shake it. One of my promises to myself yesterday …

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Minimalism and Homeschooling

minimalism and homeschooling

What is minimalism? That is a question for everyone to answer for themselves. For me minimalism is being intentional with my time, energy and other resources and eliminating all the clutter. It is not this thing you do this one time – where you throw out everything you own and replace it with new items …

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What is Waldorf Education?

What is Waldorf education? It is a philosophy interested in education the whole child: the head, heart and hands. To find if Waldorf education is for you..

Homeschooling | LANTERN FESTIVAL

The Lantern Song The sunlight fast is dwindling, My little lamp needs kindling, Its beam shines light in darkest night, Dear lantern guide me with your light. November is the beginning of festival season in Waldorf traditions. Actually that is not true, there are always festivals. St. Micheal starts the year off in late September. …

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October Homeschool Reflections

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October was our first full month of forest school. [Two days a week my little attends a forest school program for homeschoolers]. Homeschool October| Reflection: Homeschool Is For Us! It was glorious. My little marches into the forest, pack on, bounding out of the car. As I write this, he shouts “I love forest school” …

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