Pam Sorooshian, mom of three grown-up homeschooled daughters, was an economics and statistics college professor in Southern California. Now she spends her days hanging out with her grandchildren and playing games with friends and family. Math Myth Number 1: Males are naturally better at math than females. It is very easy to find evidence that Read More
Pam Sorooshian shares how we can think more creatively about mathematics.
In thinking about writing this article and pondering an appropriate title, I kept coming back to a song that was written for an Off Broadway show a few years back. The song is called “Die Vampire Die” and it’s about all the people (the vampires) who try to suck the life out of your creative Read More
by Cathy Earle “Homeschooling has proven itself to be effective—after all, homeschooled students score much higher on standardized tests than their public-school counterparts!” “Standardized tests don’t measure the important stuff, and don’t do a very good job, even, of measuring the less important stuff!” Having been in the homeschooling community for more than three Read More
Have your children experienced trauma? Was bullying one of the reasons you’ve removed them from school? Roya Dedeaux, LMFT, shares seven reasons why parents should consider encouraging (rather than discouraging!) their children from playing video games. Playing video games can be one of the ABSOLUTE BEST THINGS a kid can do after undergoing trauma, abuse, Read More
Are you a list maker? Deb Rossing encourages you to think of yourself as The Keeper of Possibilities!
Roxana Sorooshian, grown unschooler, shares her perspective on the common concern parents have about “screentime.” I read a lot on a Nook, the nook app on my iPhone, and as PDFs or text files on my laptop. Because I’m using a screen to access those books, they get put into the same category as all Read More
Jeena Wolfe shares how her chronic illness helped her slow down and meet her children’s needs.
Guest Blogger, Michael Patterson, shares how to weave community service into the lives of children and teens
Donna Courreges wrote for the Chart & Compass back in the 1990s. This was one of her essays.