Putting History into Perspective

Putting History into Perspective | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #history #ihsnet

Connecting History to the Modern World Let’s face it, sometimes history can seem so dry.  Without context children lose the importance of understanding how history affects their own lives. Trying to connect their minds and hearts to something that happened long before they were even born can seem like a daunting task. Actually, it may seem impossible. This post contains affiliate advertisement links.   The […] Read More

LEGO Therapy for Developing Social Skills

LEGO Therapy for the Development of Social Skills in Gifted Children | Renée at Great Peace #gifted #gtchat #homeschool #ihsnet

Help Build Social Skills with LEGO® Therapy for Gifted & Other Special Needs Children Let’s face it many gifted kids and teens struggle to communicate with neurotypical people. It doesn’t matter if they are talking to older, younger or same aged children. The struggle is real. LEGO Therapy is a method developed for kids with autism but the principles of this type of therapy could be used […] Read More

Health and Nutrition Curriculum for Homeschool High School

There are times when my teen boy does not want his mom to teach him. When it comes to his health, his own body, this is especially true. It’s just awkward.  In these teen years I know that the lessons taught now will serve as a foundation for good healthy habits in the future. Which is why I want to be sure he learns the importance […] Read More

Homeschooling 10th Grade with These Curriculum Picks

Homeschooling 10th Grade High School Curriculum Picks | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #ihsnet

This year we’re homeschooling 10th grade. I’m going to be honest with you. Homeschooling high school still makes me nervous. Maybe it’s because of the pressure of knowing that these are the last years before my son launches into adulthood.  This post contains affiliate advertisement and compensated links to products or services.  I read other bloggers and experts on the subject, and have many homeschool […] Read More

Homeschool Moms Misconceptions in Society

Homeschool Moms Misconceptions in Society | Renée at Great Peace #homeschooling #ihsnet

Debunking the “You Must” Mentality of Homeschool Moms Misconceptions I think there are a lot of homeschool moms misconceptions in our society. Many times we get questions, or stares, or comments that just goes to show that people think they know who we are. But, in reality they do not. Most often these come in the form of “You must…” This post contains affiliate advertisment […] Read More

5 Solutions for a Bad Curriculum Problem

5 Solutions for Solving a Bad Curriculum Problem | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #curriculum #solutions #ihsnet

What’s a homeschooling mom to do when you’ve got a curriculum problem? If you are like me, you are a homeschooling mom who is working hard to ensure you are providing your kids with the best possible homeschool curriculum and materials. I’m sure you are doing your research, talking to friends, reading expert advice, perusing the aisles at conventions and reading blog reviews. Doing all you can within […] Read More

Notebooking Can Make Life Easier for Your Homeschool Students

How Notebooking Can Make Life Easier for Homeschoolers | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #notebooking #ihsnet

Notebooking is one of the easiest ways to allow a child to explore their own interests. By allowing a child to write, draw, sketch and document their work in their own way, they will find freedom in learning. They won’t feel obligated to do it “right.” Because they get to determine what “right” is for themselves.  This post contains affiliate advertisement links to 3rd party […] Read More

Books for Teens Who Love Fantasy Story Video Games

12 Books for Teens who Love Fantasy Story Video Games | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #teens #reading #fantasystory #ihsnet

Teaching homeschooled teens who are fascinated with fantasy story video games can prove to be a challenge. If it seems as if they are so engrossed with video game play that they think of little else, it can seem as if it’s impossible to get them to actively engage in any other form of learning.  But, if you meet them where they are you’ll be […] Read More