Karen Loethen's Blog – September 2010 Archive (4)

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

Being a Homeschool Mom

I am a good homeschooling mom and I’m going to muse on why I am good. What do I do that makes me certain, confident, comfortable, and

effective as a mother homeschooling the two more important people on

earth? I have honestly never adequately put this into words. I’ve

tried, but I have never been satisfied with it. I’ll try again…


Added by Karen Loethen on September 16, 2010 at 11:09am — 4 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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