The Importance of Developing a Good Relationship with Your Child’s Teacher at School

Before Aristotle started attending school, I knew everything about him. If there was trouble of any kind, I usually had a good hunch what it was about. Once he started going to school, I felt like part of me was blind and I couldn’t “see” him as clearly as I once did. Suddenly, there wereContinue reading “The Importance of Developing a Good Relationship with Your Child’s Teacher at School”

Behaviour Modification: Changing Your Child’s Attitude Towards School

In an earlier post, I wrote about Aristotle’s school troubles being related to sibling rivalry and I was asking around for potential solutions. If you find yourself in a similar solution, here’s something that worked for us that we stumbled on recently… The following conversation took place one school morning when I was trying toContinue reading “Behaviour Modification: Changing Your Child’s Attitude Towards School”

Examining the Relationship Between School Enjoyment and Sibling Rivalry

Aristotle has been rather resistant about going to school lately. Just the other day, we had the following conversation… Aristotle: I don’t want to go to school… Me: You have to. Aristotle: Why? Me: So you can learn things. Aristotle: But I already know everything. Me: Not everything. You need to study so you canContinue reading “Examining the Relationship Between School Enjoyment and Sibling Rivalry”

Rethinking Education – Knowledge for the Sake of Knowledge or Knowledge for Application?

I’m a strong advocate for giving children any opportunities that might give them a “leg-up” in life – early childhood development, enrichment programs, experiential learning, you name it. Ever since I embarked on this journey, I have become more aware of all the child development programs available. And as my children grow older, I haveContinue reading “Rethinking Education – Knowledge for the Sake of Knowledge or Knowledge for Application?”

Helping Children Become Successful in Future: Education Priorities

When hubby and I first talked about the children’s education, we agreed that the focus should be more than simply academics. We all know that it takes more than a report card with straight A’s to be successful in life. And yet, when parents get together to talk about schools and education, there appears toContinue reading “Helping Children Become Successful in Future: Education Priorities”

Choosing the Right School: The Value of a Good Teacher

A couple of posts back, I was writing about some problems we were having with Aristotle’s behaviour at school and I have since realised that what I wrote could be easily misconstrued because of the way it was written. I just wanted to correct that because I have to say that I have been veryContinue reading “Choosing the Right School: The Value of a Good Teacher”

Homeschooling Curriculum: Charlotte Mason Book List

More on the Charlotte Mason Method. Since Aristotle was little, I haven’t really given it a lot of thought about the sort of books we should have in his library. I guess I have been contented by the fact that he liked books, loved reading and preferred the book store to a toy shop. OurContinue reading “Homeschooling Curriculum: Charlotte Mason Book List”

What’s in a School – Finding the Right School for Our Children

After all the thoughts bouncing around in my head about whether to homeschool or not to homeschool, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make it all work. I’m not entirely comfortable leaving everything in the hands of school, neither am I willing to go all out for homeschooling because I do not believeContinue reading “What’s in a School – Finding the Right School for Our Children”