This will be the theme of my next newsletter---that and the craziness that is infecting the public library system in the US with regard to what is deemed appropriate for children.
Have a read of this article---let's get some feedback and conversation going on this!! And if you are outside he US (as a number of you are--I have not forgotten you!) please chime in with your experience where you live.
Resilience, resourcefulness, non attachment….and a reliable source of water….!
This is the 6th and last recording in the series, Parenting in Dark Times. A lot of people have gotten in touch saying they would like to share these talks with others—remember, anyone can join locals for free and listen and read. And although this is meant to be a group specifically for those homeschoolers using Christopherus, I see no problem with anyone at all listening and reading. But those who make a small monthly donation and become supporters (and can therefore post comments and start threads) really ought to only be Christopherus folks.
This is the 5th in the series of talks, Parenting in Dark Times. As always, feedback and comments not just welcome—-but positively encouraged! It is so helpful for fellow homeschoolers to hear/read the experience of others.
If anyone wants to listen to this and start a conversation, let's do it!!🙂
OK....this is the third time I have written a greeting to our newest members and supporters---I keep pinning it to the top and it lingers for a few days and then disappears despite the fact that the pinning I chose was/is permanent!! Grrrrr....
So--hello new folks. I encourage those of you who are supporters to introduce yourselves and say hello! (and hello to new members who are not supporters---you are able to read but not post. Just want you to all know your presence is valued too!)
If you are looking for the various recordings I have made, you could scroll through all the posts in the newsfeed…or, more efficiently, you could go to ‘content’—-see the left hand navigation bar.
Do know that locals is very much a work in progress---even in the past couple of months it has gotten a little less glitchy and has improved---but it has a long way to go. Please be patient--and don't feel dumb or weird if you get lost or can't find where things are--it is not a completely ...
The Christopherus conference taking place in Spring Valley NY the weekend of 10 December is going ahead---it is a very small and intimate group which is fine....this also means that there continue to be places open if any of you suddenly find that you can in fact attend! Just get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello everyone! I hope you're all finding the time to enjoy the season despite all the unpleasant events happening. I have so much to catch up on, in particular the videos. I have a question for Donna or anyone who might know how to answer it. What age is developmentally appropriate for a child to take formal music lessons that include reading music? My gut is tellling me seven years and older. My husband expressed interest in starting our daughter when she turns three, after speaking with a chamber music teacher who told him to start her at three with a violin so she could develop an ear for music, but I feel three is too young for formal lessons. I'd like to give him an explanation that will satisfy him, as he thinks it's different from school.
Welcome to the new Christopherus locals group ! This is an experiment which I hope goes well--looking forward to chat and conversation, support and sharing. This place is for all of you to share as Christopherus homeschoolers and to also work with me. Videos and perhaps live chat to follow once I get the hang of this!
Click on this text anywhere and that will open a comment box so you can introduce yourself!