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Race to Nowhere: The Pressure on Overachieving Children

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I feel as though I am sounding like a broken record, but I have education on the brain a lot lately. Yesterday I spoke about how and why to avoid having your children placed on a remedial track in public school; but what about children like me who are placed in advanced tracks from Elementary school? Is it beneficial? What are the ramifications of having high expectations set on you for achievement from a young age? We look at our overachieving smiling kiddos and assume they’re happy, but a lot of times they are under tremendous tension. Continue reading →

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Your Child is Not Remedial: The Problem with Tracking

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The other day I wrote about shedding the labels others put on you and learning to Identify Yourself. Little did I know how timely it was because I had a conversation with some moms today that really got me…heated. Every so often I get a glimpse into what others are experiencing with their children and it just makes me ache inside. I am a Homeschooler, and although I don’t believe there is a clear cut answer for how everyone should educate their children, I believe other options need to be explored when there are definite issues with the current state of affairs. Continue reading →

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A Day in the Life

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I’m in the midst of a 30-Day Challenge to develop a lifelong daily writing habit. Today is Day 13, and I’m having major writer’s block. I told Pierre and he remarked that there’s plenty of content I could derive from my full day. Nothing in particular inspired me to write – but as a whole, my day kinda rocked. So here’s a day in the life of a homeschooling mommy. Continue reading →

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Raising Our Children with Purpose

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A fabulous gal I know wrote an article for the Huffington Post last week called, “Bounce Back from those Adulting Blues and Create a Life You Love in 4 Steps”. She herself graduated college and got a prestigious job at Google making what most would consider a good salary. Then she quit. She had all the money, but no time to enjoy it.  She now runs her own coaching company called The Queen Life.  Reading her words prompted me to think about how I’m raising my children. Continue reading →

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