Why Homeschoolers Become Like Their Parents

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. – Charles Caleb Colton

My husband and I recently visited some close family friends, Peter and Lauren, and their boy, James. When we entered their backyard, we saw Peter’s carpentry workstation. The bench had saws, hammers and large mechanical tools with which to cut wood.

‘Does your boy like ‘helping’ you here?’ we asked. Pete enthusiastically replied in the affirmative, saying, ‘When I’m making my tables and hammering something, James gets his little hammer and starts doing the same thing.’

It was blatantly obvious Peter enjoyed his son’s company as much as his son enjoyed Pete’s company. If you saw them, you could hardly imagine a happier boy.

What we saw in Pete’s place is typical of many homeschooling parents. A homeschooling parent’s skill is usually passed to the next generation because a homeschool education has a big influence on a child’s attitude … Read the rest

Read More

Different Types Of Child Care

You might be a parent who doesn’t have any idea of the type of child care you would want your child to have. Here are the types of day care services available:

  1. In Home or Nanny Day Care

This type of day care is usually provided by au pairs and nannies. If you decide to go for this option, ensure that you choose a nanny from a well known agency. Check to see if the nanny has good reviews from past clients before hiring.

The advantages include:

– Undivided attention is given to your child.

– The nanny you hire may also handle some chores in your home.

– You as a parent are a direct employer of the nanny. The nanny will always work as instructed by you.

– Your child will not have to travel daily to a day care centre, but stays at home in a well … Read the rest

Read More