Top 10 Parenting tips during Lock-down with Coronavirus

An alternative title could be “Coping or thriving with kids around 24/7”. Making a conscious and lifestyle decision over eleven years ago to home school our kids means that I Continue Reading →

Acts of Kindness – school holiday fun

It’s school holidays here in Australia and that can raise a whole lot of emotions in both parents and kids. Now my kids are teenagers, it is a whole new Continue Reading →

Weekly Highlights 21st July 2013

This last week was the first week back to school after the winter fortnight’s school holidays in Victoria, Australia. Even though we homeschool, we still take the time to have a break from formal school work. I set challenges for the kids based on what I would like them to learn, practice doing etc and they get points depending on what they do. Once they reach 200 points, they get a reward. The kids love this so much that they tend to do more school work during the holidays and enjoy it so much better. They play a lot of games, make Lego structures, read a lot, compose songs etc for these rewards. Continue Reading →