"Why don't you let your kids to school?" "Don't you want some time off on your own?" "How could you possibly teach and take care of all your kids by yourself?" "How do you plan lessons for both English and Chinese?" "What do you do with your kids every day?" "What do you use for curriculum?"
Homeschooling is challenging for me. I don't mind sacrificing my personal time, working more, or being with my kids 24/7. However, the most challenging thing for me is ensuring my kids get the best education and learn what they need individually. From me? Just me? Really? That's a pretty overwhelming thought, and I guess that's why I made mistakes. I am sure I will keep making mistakes, but I think it's good to write my mistakes down for myself and others, so we can help each other learn from our mistakes and make fewer in the future. Hopefully, one day I will master it! Are you ready for my confessions? (more…)
My mom always told me that giving birth is painful for only a day or two, but raising a child is a life-long responsibility that is filled with love, laughter, worries, and even pain. Isn't that true? This life-long responsibility includes parenting. Parenting is one of the most important keys for raising a child successfully. For the Chinese, parenting is very important in a family. We say that if a child didn't receive any parenting, it is the parents' fault. For me, I am always trying to find a good balance between parent-led and child-led parenting styles and methods to allow my children to choose right and wrong and to understand that consequences always follow. Today, I'm going to talk about my family’s reward s...
Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival in China is kind of like celebrating Thanksgiving in the U.S. They are both about fall/autumn, harvest, families being together, big family dinner, etc. I love both festivals a lot because they are all about FAMILIES and FOOD. Here is some information about the history of Mid-Autumn Festival if you are interested. (more…)
Friends of mine, my readers, and even some parents we meet at the local park are often very curious about my homeschooling life.