I Spent Two Months Teaching High School and All Our Teenagers are Broken: Part 2

This is a continuation of my last post where I presented the concept that our teenagers are overwhelmed with information inputs and don’t really know that to do with that feeling. Teenagers are almost paralyzed with their fear of failure. As a preview, here are a few words my sociology class of juniors and seniors … Continue reading I Spent Two Months Teaching High School and All Our Teenagers are Broken: Part 2

I Spent Two Months Teaching High School and All Our Teenagers are Broken: Part 1

A long time ago, in a different version of myself, I was a high school history teacher. I taught a host of social studies subjects, including every iteration of World History possible. I quit teaching when the combination of children/pay/allowable sick leave failed to provide me with a sustainable job. Recently, however, I had the … Continue reading I Spent Two Months Teaching High School and All Our Teenagers are Broken: Part 1

8 Ways Homeschooling Has Changed the Way I Parent (and how you can learn from my mistakes)

Three years ago we embarked on our version of a family adventure. My husband Jay and I sold our large home in a great neighborhood in the suburbs with a giant swimming pool and tennis courts, and moved into an old, small house in a run-down neighborhood that smelled like old people. The house, not … Continue reading 8 Ways Homeschooling Has Changed the Way I Parent (and how you can learn from my mistakes)