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I'm getting married in a few months, and will be a stay at home wife (ie: someone with time on her hands) for the next year or so until our first child is born. I'm looking for ways that I can best use this time to prepare myself for parenting and homeschooling. I'm not as well educated as I'd like to be. I had a very poor schooling experience and stopped paying attention all together around age 14. Most of what I've learned has been self taught, 'as needed' and there are gaps in my education. So perhaps I should focus on learning before I attempt to start teaching? We're intending to have many children, so parenting, homeschooling, and housekeeping will be my full time job for decades to come. It seems to be a good idea for me to use this free time wisely while I still have it to make things go better later on when I'm short on time. I'd also like to know which parenting method (if you use a particular one) you prefer and why. What would you suggest I invest this time in to best prepare myself?
Hi all, I knew you'd want to know that we're offering two brand-new audio lectures by Susan Wise Bauer, recorded at homeschooling conferences: Burning Out: Why it Happens and What to do About it Every home school family finds itself in the doldrums occasionally. But when the doldrums last for weeks or months, itâ€™s time to consider the possibility of burnout. In this seminar--drawn from years of personal experience with effective home education and burnout--Susan defines burnout, investigates the elements that make burnout more likely, and offers a series of practical, experience-tested suggestions for moving forward. and What is History? How and Why Should I Teach It? Choosing the right program isnâ€™t the first step in teaching history to your students. Before you can make informed decisions about what curricula to use, you need to understand why youâ€™re teaching history at all--and define what your student should be gaining from it. This seminar will explain what history actually is (you might be surprised!), survey different methods and approaches for teaching, and suggest appropriate goals for elementary, middle-grade, and high school students. Both are now available as MP3 downloads, along with all of our other lectures.