Category: ’My Family’

6 Strategies to Help Kids Overcome Perfectionism

May 7th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

My seven-year-old son has a tendency toward perfectionism, as do I. Like many perfectionists, he becomes super frustrated with his own mistakes. Since we homeschool, it has been imperative that I give him some tools to help him through these challenges. Here are six of the strategies we’ve used with success.

Serenading Grandma

April 14th, 2015 by Dionna - 5 Comments

I’ve often said that my Grandma was my second mother, but she was so much more. We were best friends. The sixty-seven years between us made no matter, our age gap was one of the foundations of our friendship.

Make sure not to be angry, mama.

March 30th, 2015 by Dionna - 6 Comments

Her little voice, bravely reminding me to choose love over anger, has the ability to lower my blood pressure instantaneously. These are the rewards of learning to be compassionate together.

Community-schooling

March 10th, 2015 by Dionna - 20 Comments

We don’t “homeschool,” we “community-school”!

That Light Bulb Moment

January 27th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

When Kieran was maybe five years old, he asked me if he could learn to knit. He often watched me knitting and thought it was cool to see the yarn go from an endless string of nothing much to an intricately patterned something else. He spent a few painful afternoons…


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