Karen Loethen's Blog Posts Tagged 'homeschool' (5)

Homeschool Atheist Momma

Are you an atheist homeschooler?

If you are, then I KNOW you have spent hours upon hours on the internet looking for guidance, like-minded people, curriculum, and support.

I've been thinking about this so much lately.  One reason it is so difficult being atheist parents is that, for most of us, we are first generation atheists.  We have no frame of reference, no common rituals, no role models, no easy fall-back positions, and VERY FEW homeschool materials to help us on our…


Added by Karen Loethen on December 5, 2012 at 5:28am — 1 Comment

Homeschooling - Divergent Thinking

My son, John, said: 

From the perspective of the dinosaurs,

we already ARE living in a…


Added by Karen Loethen on May 20, 2012 at 2:24am — No Comments

Defending Homeschool

The "usual" criticism of homeschooling stacks up like this:

* Socialization

* Curriculum

* Multiculturalism

* lack of testing

* homeschoolers have fewer resources

* poor quality of teacher

* homeschoolers are ideologically-driven

* homeschooled children are ill-equipped to function in society

* and keeping funding from the public schools.

I am delighted to take each of these issues separately.… Continue

Added by Karen Loethen on September 19, 2010 at 11:14pm — No Comments

Lifelong Learners

Lifelong Learners

I wanted my home, our homeschool experience to produce two children with the ability and desire to become a lifelong learners. What do I mean by this? I’m not sure an official definition of “lifelong…


Added by Karen Loethen on September 16, 2010 at 11:35pm — No Comments


My son and I were at the public park the other day. He was "dressed

out", as he says. Wearing some concoction of a costume, including a red

scarf around his head and hanging down his back, ninja style. He was

feeling fine, hip, cool, happy, and energized!

Now, imagine him running up to the swings, pushing off, soaring as high

as possible with a smile as wide as the sky. Next to him, the child on

the swing asks him, "What's that thing on your head for?"

My son… Continue

Added by Karen Loethen on September 14, 2010 at 1:32am — 5 Comments



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