When Katie Dugdale’s daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor, their family was uprooted and sent five hundred miles away to St. Jude Hospital. People suggested putting their other children in school because homeschool and cancer are just too hard. The gradual adoption of an unschooling approach to learning created the flexibility that saved their homeschool. It equipped their children to flourish in an impossible situation. Katie will share practical steps to deconstructing a classroom mentality and how to bolster your homeschool to stand firm in the waves of life.
Hold sacred space for wide margins. Use the time you spend with your children as educational time, and then you can account for that time spent.
As homeschool parents, we can put too much pressure on ourselves. Remember you are playing a long game. Your results this year may not bear fruit until a couple of years down the road, but remember you are providing terrific input for your student(s).
Capture your long-term vision for your homeschool journey. If you know where you want to arrive, then the path along the way can diverge, but your vision can remain intact.
Puberty will be a disruption for your student. You may see less work from them, but if you continue to provide valuable input, then you will still achieve positive outcomes.
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