Saturday, 5 June 2010

Welcome Letter

Boyschooling is a blog for you, all those parents out there who wonder if homeschooling boys isn't the daftest decision they've ever made.

Of course, a child doesn't have to be male to have the urge to turn a breadmaker into a robot; girls can equally prove a challenge when it comes to focusing on the child and finding the best learning fit.  Therefore, some of the observations and suggestions I make will be relevant to any gender.

Also, the very act of homeschooling in the first place can be daunting, brave, even going against the grain, and so I'm here to encourage you however new you are, however many children you have, boys or girls.

However, it must be said that most people know, if only intuitively, that school situations are more suited to girls in general, and to teach boys appropriately, one must find new strategies, new ways of thinking, new approaches which will get these wiggley, fidgety, lego-loving creatures into a positive learning mode.  I don't have all the answers, but I've asked an awful lot of questions over the years, read a lot of books, talked to a lot of people, and will do my best to pass on that little bit of information I've gleaned, if only so you don't have to re-invent the wheel.

Hmmm ... re-inventing the wheel ... that sounds like a good plan for tomorrow's lesson!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your blog Kat. I homeschooled three boys til they all went to college and it is a challenge, but so much fun. I miss them so much that I quietly grieve when I drive around town and see the places we went and remember the things we did together. They all have managed very well in college. The oldest has graduated and they are married to wonderful wives. Mission accomplished. It is doable. My challenge is to finish with our caboose - an 11-yr old girl, much younger than her brothers.


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