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Conscious Parenting

By Rebekah Anderson, School Counselor Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels I first heard of the term conscious parenting when I heard Dr. Shafli speak at Lewis Howes’ Summit of Greatness a few years ago. Ever since, I have been fascinated with the concept and have loved learning more about her philosophies on parenting. Before […]

Just Breathe

By Rebekah Anderson, School Counselor One of the quickest and easiest ways to calm a racing mind or a beating heart is through breath. When we calm or slow down our breath, we calm our adrenaline. We can’t be anxious and calm at the same time. I’d like to offer a few breathing techniques that […]

Calm in the Storm

When things going on in the world around us are uncertain and out of our control, it is very easy to find ourselves in worry, fear and anxiety. We are human beings with a full range of emotions so that just means we are normal. I’ve been thinking about this and about what my children […]

My End of the School Year Interview

By Rebekah Anderson, School Counselor The end of the school year is a great time to look back and reflect. It’s also fun to look forward and think of all the fun things that we want to do during the summer. I invite you to take some time to interview your children about this past […]

Family Routine

Routines are a great way to get everyone on the same page and working together. When everyone involved knows what is expected, and when it is expected, there are fewer arguments and more accomplishments. Over time my family created routines based on our natural flow. It was easy when my kids were little to capture […]

A Mother’s Sacrifice

I sent my daughter to kindergarten on the first day of school.  She did just fine, but I didn’t. She never went back. I loved every second I spent with my babies.  That particular baby is all grown up with three babies of her own. Her babies go to school in a “real” classroom.  I […]

Avoiding Mom (Parent) Burnout

Moms are amazing women who are committed to the success of their children.  They often have incredible drive and tend to forget themselves as they strive to care for those around them.  Typically when a mom takes on educating their kids at home they don’t give up something, they just add education to the list. […]

The Elusive Schedule

When I first started our home education journey, I felt completely overwhelmed. My children were good at entertaining themselves (the beauty of the pre-device era)… but they got so good at this that structured learning time erupted into epic meltdowns. Sometimes it was one child, sometimes another, sometimes me… and some very special days, all […]

Lexile Levels

What is a Lexile level? Lexile levels describe both the difficulty of text and the ability of an individual reader.  For example a text may be determined to be at a lexile level of 550. Students should be reading books that range from 100 L below and 50 L over the student’s Lexile level.   […]

Failure – How We Grow.

We have been talking a lot about Failure as part of our 21st Century Skills.  It is an interesting subject because of the power it has over us. Failure, and perhaps even worse, the fear of failure, often holds us back. It prevents us from becoming all we can be.   As I think about […]