Welcome to the first edition of the Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival, hosted by Authentic Parenting and Mudpiemama!
In the month of January, we start afresh, a new year, new ideas. Hence, our participants have looked into the topic of “Birth and New Beginnings”. Take a look at the end of this post to find a list of links to the entries of the other participants.[/box]
This year my daughter turns three. This milestone and a new year I have decided to be more intentional about homeschooling. Not to mean I’m really homeschooling at all and research shows that early academics are bad for children. We are just living and learning.
However, *I* am being more intentional about my homeschooling philosophy. This helps me solidify my ideas and makes it easy (err..easiER) to explain to people what the heck I’m doing. As Aellyn gets older and I watch her learn (while I facilitate) I want to recognize her accomplishments toward a learning goal. In school that would be learning a certain amount of math by x age or achieving a certain test score. What about at home?
[box type=”bio”]I don’t want my overthinking to scare anyone away from natural learning! All of this isn’t required for your kids to learn. Learning happens naturally. I just like to overthink. :)[/box]
I was thinking about “subjects”. Since I have no intention of purchasing a curriculum I won’t really be teaching (well, I won’t really be “teaching” at all) the traditional subjects. My kids will learn to read, write, and do math but that is NOT the end goal of their education. They are only tools on the path to their self realization of their potential.
So, what do I want them to learn? I created this presentation to describe the formation of my curriculum or philosophy of homeschooling. This is a work in progress and I’ll be tweaking it as time goes on. Your comments or questions are very welcome!
This is best viewed in full screen or click here to leave BBD and view on Prezi. This does require flash – sorry I don’t have a static version to share (yet).
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My Homeschool Philosophy Series
Part 3: Unschooling
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- Becoming Intentional with My
Time Valerie at
Momma in Progress shares the beginning of
her year-long journey toward more intentional
- Alirik’s Birth Story: Sweet
Surprise Lauren at
Hobo Mama tells the sweet surprise
unassisted home water birth story of her second
- My Rebirth: An Honest
Look Darcel at The
Mahogany Way talks a little about some of the fear
and insecurity she’s felt over the years since starting her
parenting journey and her blog.
- Trusting My Body: Ailia’s Birth
Story After a very challenging birth
with her son, Dionna at Code Name:
Mama was nervous about having another
natural birth. But practicing relaxation techniques and birth
affirmations proved to be just what she needed to have her
perfect, peaceful, unassisted homebirth.
- My Homeschool
Philosophy Paige at Baby
Dust Diaries shares her new year’s resolution
- Yet Another Resolutions
mummy‘s resolutions for a better 2012
- Renewing Green Passions in the New
Year Jenn at Monkey
Butt Junction talks about renewing a passion for
green living in the new year
- Birthing and New Beginnings… And Better
Mothering Sheila at
A Living Family shares her first ever New
Year’s resolutions to be a more mindful, compassionate and
respectful mother to her two-year old daughter after the
recent birth of her son.
- An Open Letter to MTV Regarding 16 and
Pregnant Jennifer at
Hybrid Rasta Mama delivers a pointed
message to MTV about how they misrepresent birth and
parenthood on 16 and Pregnant.
Intentions Megan at
The Other Baby Blog shares another way to
ring in the New Year.
- Spencer’s Birth
Jorje shares her family’s story of birthing her son
with Down syndrome.
- Looking Forward, Looking
Back Erica @
ChildOrganics shares how she is able to
look back at the loss of their daughter and yet move forward
with her family at the same time.
unto Itself. Melissa of
Vibrant Wanderings has chosen a word for
her second child’s birth: awareness.
- The Unassisted Birth of The LIttle
Buddha. Laura at
Authentic Parenting shares the
birth story of her new baby
and Resolutions: Keeping Good Things in
shares her VBAC story and why she skipped making resolutions
in the traditional way.
- The Birth of a New
Era by Mandy from Living
Peacefully With Children