Well, homeschool kids get so many perks don't they? I mean, they're not over scheduled, they get plenty of rest, and plenty of time to PLAY! My kids are outside a lot and love learning new sports and games. If you are looking for a different way to get your kids active, or maybe looking for some quality time with one of your kids in particular, running is a great way for both. My almost 7 year old has been wanting to run with her daddy since he started training for a half-marathon a couple of months ago. He has been consistent with his training but has not yet found a good way to incorporate her into it. Tonight I found some GREAT answers on a running site just for kids -http://www.kidsrunning.com/. They have articles to get you started and answers to questions from beginners to advanced kid runners. They also have "ribbon" programs designed to give your child that sense of accomplishment that every kid needs. After reading the article about getting started, it almost made me want to start running myself! I can't wait to see some serious father/daughter bonding!!
I began this blog to help me organize my homeschooling lesson plans. After two great years on the homefront, my kids are now in public school for the first time.
I try to never say never because change really is the only thing in life that you can count on. Education, whether I'm their teacher or not, is so important. My parents taught me that you never stop learning. If I can pass that along to my kids, I will have done very well. The direction isn't really changing, although their learning environment has. I will share what they are learning, what I think works, what doesn't work, and all the educational struggles we will surely go through. I welcome comments from anyone who would like to share their own children's educational experiences.