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HOMEBOUND: "Now what?" Q&A with Susan and Julie - Shared screen with speaker view
Susan Wise Bauer
53:22
Hello all!!
Stephanie
53:25
Hi everyone!
Afton Blakely
53:31
Hi from Iowa!
Jeanne
53:33
Welcome everyone!
Corissa Ruggiero
53:40
Hi from AZ!
Kate Tucker
53:42
Hello from Louisville, Kentucky!
Zuleika Opolko
53:43
From Toronto, Canada
Stephanie Palmer
53:44
hello from Italy
Amy Golaski
53:45
Hi from Providence, RI!
Kirsten Merryman
53:46
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N E
53:48
Hi from Ohio
Marci Groom
53:48
hi from wv
Rachael Ringenberg
53:49
Vermont!
Bridget Anne Mountjoy
53:50
Kentucky :)
Whitney Bair-Sneed
53:51
hi from Topeka, Kansas♥️
Lorraine McHugh
53:52
👋👋👋Ireland
Andrea Cavanaugh
53:52
Hello from Louisville, KY!
Lyndsay Prasad
53:52
Hi Everyone from Alberta
Ry-Ann Casesa
53:53
hi from FL
Jeanne
53:53
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Elizabeth Seater
53:53
Boston, MA
Michelle Nordwald
53:54
Denver, CO
Carrie Dickinson
53:55
Hello from warm sunny Nor Cal :)
Laura Stewart
53:59
Idaho!!
Laura Brown
53:59
hi from Georgia
Kim Seaman
54:00
Ohio!
Heather Carroll
54:00
Hello from Skaneateles, New York!
Summer Fountaine
54:00
Hi from Wisconsin!
Stephanie
54:02
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Steph Simmons
54:03
HI from Boise!
Jaime Hendrickson
54:03
Hi from CA
Betsy Rollins
54:03
Hillsboro, OR
Andrea Anderson
54:05
Hi from Gig Harbor, Washington!
Angharad Sillitoe
54:05
Scotland
Michelle Tumburu
54:07
HI from Maryland
Karina Venable
54:08
hi from Texas!
Jennifer Rutkowski
54:11
Los Angeles
Cherron Hunyadi
54:13
hi from Tehachapi California
Kirsten Merryman
54:15
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Laura Swenson
54:35
Colorado
Kirsten Merryman
54:36
You are live on Facebook!
Amy Landingham
54:38
SE Michigan
Joshua Bailey-Green
54:43
Hi from Illinois!
Cindy
55:00
You are live on Facebook.
Annie Crockett
55:06
Hifrom Michigan
Katharine Yoder
55:50
Hello from Minneapolis!
Jeanne
56:01
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Stephanie
57:33
Oh Paula! My youngest had just started at University of Vermont in January, He really misses Burlington!
Stephanie
58:01
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Ashley Tieman
58:14
I’ve been enjoying binge watching The Expanse with my husband every night. It’s a relief to sink into other, fictional crises for a while!
Rebecca Enkin
58:28
Hello from Toronto.
Kelly Bikurgurl
58:42
Hello from Seattle 🖤
Jennifer Rutkowski
58:54
I agree completely
Kelly Bikurgurl
58:55
And yes, same Susan 🖤
Nancy Stevens
59:29
Hello from North Carolina!
Stephanie
59:33
Thanks Paula! He truly loves it there!
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:00:01
{{Yay Stephanie!!}}
Jeanne
01:00:57
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Kelly Rollett
01:01:40
ha! that is a good point and yet it is super hard now that people are starting to feel like it is more okay to social distance less and those of us who don’t feel like things are any different health wise it is super hard to say no to friends and others when you don’t feel comfortable getting out
Betsy Rollins
01:02:13
Our dental/ortho offices are opening. And some nature areas Nothing else, yet!
Kelly Rollett
01:02:13
I like your cute sheep shelf behind you Susan! :)
Jeanne
01:02:23
If you have questions, put them in the Q&A folder
Stephanie
01:02:27
Right. Because now that things are opening we will have to make more individual decisions.
Ashley Tieman
01:03:17
Reading aloud on the hammock
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:03:20
I'm feeling guilty because I'm loving all the together time at home!
Katharine Yoder
01:03:26
Fun read aloud!
Zuleika Opolko
01:03:27
Growing seeds indoors
Andrea Anderson
01:03:28
We got some new pet bunnies. :)
Betsy Rollins
01:03:31
Hammocks are the best!
Jeanne
01:03:32
What has brought the feeling of wonder and magic in your daily life during this pandemic?
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:03:32
{{Hi Ashley!}}
Stacey Turner
01:03:39
add water! after some schoolwork
Kim Seaman
01:03:40
Bike rides to new places
Marci Groom
01:03:43
general increase in silliness
Stacey Turner
01:03:46
water is magic
Ashley Tieman
01:03:47
Baking or cooking together
Jennifer Rutkowski
01:03:50
we are making a lot more cookies
Jessica Terrence
01:03:50
We switched up our movie night by having the movie outside with the projector on the wall of the house. We used lots of blankets to get cozy.
Zuleika Opolko
01:03:55
Bike ride to an isolated spot and went fishing today.
Ashley Tieman
01:04:06
{{Hi Kelly! <3 }}
Marci Groom
01:04:09
nightly marvel movies
Andrea Anderson
01:04:21
We’ve done more messy baking without worrying about cleaning it up.
Rebecca Enkin
01:04:44
Magic = song circle with kitchen percussion. Add videos on YouTube from Voces8 at home. Truly wonderful family music making.
Betsy Rollins
01:04:55
Staying up late playing games (video/board) or watching movies. Right now we're restarting Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events (tv show).
Zuleika Opolko
01:05:00
make a tent out of sheets and camp under it - my boys packed food too and tried to stay up all night.
Andrea Reid
01:05:39
thanks Julie! That helps :)
Zuleika Opolko
01:05:39
preparing for a zoom piano exam takes endless amounts of time! :) lol
Lisa Rielage
01:05:40
We've been much more adventurous with cooking. Things like homemade pasta sauce, or new veggies.
Kelly Rollett
01:05:41
Andrea, this isn’t wonder and magic but something that really surprised me was that I asked my kids a couple of weeks ago, “Are you guys tired of being home all the time?” and they both said, “no!” I was shocked. Also, later that week we ran some cookies over to friends and on the way home just drove a little bit and then surprise porch visited another set of friends from a good social distance for a little bit and when we got home my 7 year old said, “Ah, home sweet home!” My husband and I were laughing and yet are super thankful! So my point is that your kids MIGHT be tired of being home but they also might NOT so it’s worth exploring a little bit. :)
Ry-Ann Casesa
01:05:50
we’ve taken time to do the things and projects we don’t usually have time for. Also, lots of reading while the kids are in the pool, art, movies, old school video games
Julie Bogart
01:06:05
Good answer.
Damore Jensen
01:06:43
You two are truly the best permission-granters!
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:06:49
We've been binge-watching Harry Potter, Borne Identity, John Wick, LOTR, Marvel, etc.... and Gaming together online 🖤 I've lowered expectations -- and that's inspired delight from my teens. I've been clearing the years of homeschool paperwork and passing on books like crazy.... we've had a tough 2020. My husband had an traumatic sledding accident in January, I had {assumed} corona in April, and my younger son fractured his arm this past weekend.
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:06:53
{{sigh}}
Michelle Brownell
01:07:07
I signed my son up for the Avengers movie class with BW in June. He's totally stoked about a marathon month of Avengers movies.
Betsy Rollins
01:07:14
My kids love being home. If they could have their friends and cousins here with them they'd be perfectly happy! So, mostly just missing people - not activities.
Ashley Tieman
01:07:22
{{oh, Kelly! Just can’t catch a break!}}
Michelle Brownell
01:07:25
We have a local baker who does weekly 'cookie decorating classes.' She delivers the cookies/cake and icing on Friday and then does a live Zoom class on Saturday. We do it all together as family and it's been a nice treat.
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:07:34
{{IRK?!?}}
Laura Swenson
01:07:51
how do I lower my expectations?
Ashley Tieman
01:08:07
This is the perfect time for awesome adulting. Find something YOU are interested in and pursue it! Watch the videos YOU want to watch. Do the projects YOU want to do.
Laura Swenson
01:08:14
for schoolwork? and other learning
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:08:25
Laura - I suggest just making yourself a delicious drink in the morning, set out fruit or treats on the table in the morning, and just exist. Together.
Lisa Rielage
01:08:27
We've also dusted off long and involved games, like role playing games and naval tactics board games. We've decided that it's ok for these to stay out for days or weeks at a time. On the weekend, my spouse has a weekly call with his friends and the kids and I do a game session.
Kelly Rollett
01:08:43
oh yes!!!! expectations!!!! Thank you Susan!!!!!
Andrea Reid
01:08:59
Yes, expectations are my major issue. They feel relentless in my mind.
Michelle Brownell
01:09:16
We live on a lake and have spent every night having dinner outside - playing in yard, digging holes (building sandcastles from dirt!), watching birds and enjoying long talks on the dock while we watch the sunset.
Kelly Rollett
01:09:31
Also I did think previously that you were the “scary academic person” and I have been sooooooo blessed by you in the Homeschool Alliance and in these two online conferences with Homebound. Thank you!!! ;)
Laura Swenson
01:09:34
in my mind too!
Stephanie
01:09:46
If there is any time to cut yourself a break now is it!
Stephanie
01:09:53
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Carrie Dickinson
01:10:11
Has anyone seen the Tom Foolery bedtime coronavirus video? The magic is already happening :) Just be yourselves and respond the best way you know how in the moment :)
Kirsi Ide
01:10:16
I’ve allowed my 10 year old to start a website. She is in hog heaven! Figuring it out, trying a ton of different web hosts…. she’s learning so much about it. I’ve had to be OK with “she doesn’t have “content” and I can’t get this to turn into a writing assignment. But it’s proven to be really educational and refreshing. She’s been so happy.
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:10:17
Agreed Stephanie 🖤
Beth Sethi
01:10:56
Pulling out forgotten art supplies and just leaving them on the kitchen table. Within hours or even minutes, a kid will walk by and start making something cool. Same with forgotten books - rotating a few through every week and just casually leaving them on the living room coffee table
Jennifer Vollmers
01:11:01
Carrie - yes! And Some Good News. :)
Carrie Dickinson
01:11:15
Yes! Zoomed out!
Amaya Moro Martin
01:12:04
I want to opt out of all those zoom classes, now happening every day!
Beth Sethi
01:12:06
We are doing "outdoor school" at least once a week, hiking and/ or biking in parks or neighborhoods we have never been to
Andrea Cavanaugh
01:12:14
My favorite things have been reading Magic Tree House books with my five year old and watching I Love Lucy with him :-)
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:13:31
I've been Unschooly for years -- for us it's just sitting down and letting them tell me what they are interested in, my being open to 'allowing' my teens to pursue their own interests, but being curious. Being interested. Instead of being shocked and conveying disappointment, just ask questions. It's part of our collective awesome adulting 🖤
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:14:08
Beth Sethi - super cool!!!
Betsy Rollins
01:14:18
Someone mentioned leaving board games out and not feeling in a hurry to finish long ones. We did a Gloomhaven campaign that took a month! It's nice to feel and notice the lack of "hurry" in our lives. My girls are 9 and 11 and are thriving at this new pace in life.
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:14:29
Andrea C. -- so fun!! 5 year olds are awesome!
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:14:45
Betsy R. - Super fun!!
Ashley Tieman
01:15:09
Also make copywork meaningful to them. Names of Pokemon. Names of favorite character. Jokes.
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:15:31
Agreed -- "Zoomed Out" … we're all tired of being 'on' all the time...
Nancy Stevens
01:16:04
So true! Less is more!
Andrea Anderson
01:16:09
“How much CAN you do”… so helpful!!!
Joshua Bailey-Green
01:16:20
We’re planning on transitioning our autistic son to homeschooling schooling/unschooling next year. I am excited to let him pursue learning rather than making him check off boxes. How can I transition in my own mind from ‘getting the work done’ to a more organic learning model?
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:16:38
I've never been big into copywork per se, but copying their narrations -- that's been a cornerstone of our home education 🖤
Lyndsay Prasad
01:16:39
We wrote out hockey team names ….it was the first time my son REALLY wanted to finish his writing project! lol
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:16:48
Lyndsay P - super cool!
Jeanne
01:17:09
If you have questions for Julie and Susan, put them in the Q&A box at the bottom!
Stephanie
01:17:21
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Ashley Tieman
01:17:40
@Joshua Bailey-Green - the best way to transition from checking off boxes to organic learning is to start noticing the learning that is happening, the conversations you are having, the times when they are focused, learning, telling, etc. That will give you confidence that what you’re doing is working—it will replace the false security of the worksheet.
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:17:41
Joshua B. - good question for Julie and Susan
Carrie Dickinson
01:18:09
So TRUE, by the fourth child! :)
Lisa Rielage
01:18:30
@Joshua, something that helped me when my kids were little was to keep a desk calendar in which we logged what we did each day. It helped when I felt like we weren't making progress to look back months or years and see that they were reading on a higher level and doing math on a higher level. Progress comes in small increments and is not linear.
Stephanie
01:18:30
Maturity is a thing!
Kelly Rollett
01:18:53
Julie, your sweet nods and smiles are “mothering” me in this hour.
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:19:02
Joshua B. - writing down narrations of your days yourself for what's going on in your home...doing this daily, weekly...even just a few lines...can help you feel more confident in your days. But I can't speak to learning differences; that's something to talk to professionals about and weigh that against what you do.
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:19:29
"Patient, gentle, and consistent" - totally Susan!
Allie Stryd
01:19:42
good word, Susan
Cherron Hunyadi
01:19:52
That makes sense
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:20:11
Julie - totally! It's the broad strokes 🖤 Education is a life goal 🖤
Ashley Tieman
01:20:50
@Joshua look for Shawna Wingert. She has two special education kids and she has lots of resources for homeschooling that kind of child.
Emily McCafferty
01:21:09
Yes! I write down every little thing like that in a basic planner and “plan from behind” as you say. It’s AMAZING to see the growth that’s happening when you open yourself to seeing it. If I was looking at the things we DIDN’T accomplish I’d feel like a pretty crummy homeschool parent. Because I see what he DOES do, I feel more confident and that transfers to how my child feels about himself too.
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:21:15
As teens, my Legomaniacs are building scale models of real-life items. For fun. There's a whole scope of education here 🖤
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:21:31
Parenthood = Guilt
Stephanie
01:21:42
You tell yourself we are in the middle of a pandemic!!
Andrea Anderson
01:21:48
I thought I was the only one who felt guilty for just not feeling capable of doing school right now!!
Stephanie
01:21:57
It make sense that we are feeling off kilter.
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:22:14
Give yourself permission -- you can't give grace if you don't give it to yourself first. Think of the aircraft air mask model. Space and Grace 🖤
Jeanne
01:22:17
If you have a question for Susan and Julie, put it in the Q&A folder below.
Ashley Tieman
01:22:25
Even if you did absolutely nothing, you can “catch up” on everything in junior high. You have tons of time. There’s no educational emergency.
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:23:07
{{Nodding....totally what I've done with my youngest....eclectic unschooliness}}
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:23:34
Ashely -- nodding
Jeanne
01:23:41
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Jeanne
01:24:30
The recording will be available on the Homebound Online Conference page
Stephanie
01:24:35
even if you have a teen!
Jeanne
01:24:46
The link for replays is The link is https://bravewriter.com/about/homebound/homebound-conference
Julie Bogart
01:25:54
Sheena, I see you. We’ll address this
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:26:02
Sarah Dale - I see you asked a question about schedule. I anchor our days with meals. They have to eat three-ish times a day. I pair breakfasts and lunches with books or poetry. Anchor what's *most* important to before or after a meal, after dinner works best for us for daily family hour. Wake up and bedtimes for us are pretty flexible with teens, but sticking to meals have always worked for us.
Kelly Rollett
01:26:08
Yes Carrie! I saw that video and really enjoyed it! :) :) :)
Melinda Canfield
01:26:29
I've been interested to see the talk in the education world about Natalie Wexler's book The Knowledge Gap which talks about how the lack of teaching content because of school's focus on skills has hurt children. I think homeschooling works very well for building the "background knowledge" that is missing in education generally.
Kelly Rollett
01:26:43
and the two hours can happen ANY time of day. My most successful time of reading lessons with my daughter recently happened at 7:30 p.m.!
Laura Swenson
01:26:44
I feel like ALL I do is feed the baby and get the baby to sleep. I read to the older 4. school is really not happening. the oldest one does math and piano when I really focus on him. I have 5 kids. I am teaching the second oldest to read.. I do that and make food for my family and I feel like it is crazy all the time and we are not accomplishing much!
Andrea Anderson
01:26:45
This helps me so much, thank you.
Kelly Rollett
01:26:53
The two hours can also be split up!
Stephanie
01:27:07
We also have to remember that we can only do what we can do.
Juliana Sallings
01:27:22
@Laura Swenson. You are doing the most important work! So proud of you.
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:27:25
Laura Swenson -- Oh my goodness, mama!! You're doing IT ALL!!! Give yourself a BIG HUG gurl -- you're a superstar!!
Melinda Canfield
01:27:36
I guess I'm saying that sometimes the content building we do (history, science, life) actually may in the end be an advantage for the skills stuff too.
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:28:46
Kelly R. - yes -- breaking up the 'learning time' -- children can only pay attention to the number of minutes they are in years of age at a time until like 13 years old....it's futile to try to have meaningfulness for more than that. It's too much to expect from your child, or from you 🖤
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:29:19
Teach the *new* thing, then just sit with it
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:29:42
Introduce the *new* thing and then reflect on it
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:30:01
Let your child *teach* others the new thing
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:30:43
One thing - same as habit formation....one little step at a time 🖤
Carrie Dickinson
01:30:44
Elementary years are brick building years. Lay the bricks well, even slowly and they will last to build upon later. If you are trying to build quickly so you have more blocks stacked, you will have foundational instability later on.
Kelly Rollett
01:31:31
Great juggling analogy Julie, thank you!!! AND your hair looks so great! I’m loving it!
Juliana Sallings
01:31:58
Oh, yes, loving the sassy grey streak of wisdom :)
Andrea Reid
01:32:08
I manage to "get done" all the things on my list each day, but I am not always confident that I have examined what the educational value was of each thing we did, or paid enough attention while we were doing it, precisely because of what Julie referenced, I'm already thinking about getting to the next thing....
Jeanne
01:32:14
A couple of you aren’t having your messages seen by the whole community because your “blue bubble” in chat is set to “All Panelists” — I know you want to have that conversation, so click that down arrow on the blue bubble and select All Panelists and Attendees. We don’t want to miss your good words!
Crecy Ragan
01:32:40
I teach online and have shared this other parents. everyone is trying to figure it out
christie de la Garza
01:32:42
thanks
Stephanie
01:33:01
And that is ok!
Zuleika Opolko
01:33:03
Zoom fatigue!
Angela Nolan
01:33:14
Yes, the zoom fatigue is so real!
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:33:16
Andrea - FWIW: your children are likely doing the same....they are thinking about when they can *get away* … my guys are like that too ;-)
Kate Tucker
01:33:36
Oh, gosh. I feel like my kids are really going to need this summer off - me too!
Ashley Tieman
01:33:53
summer break is such a JOKE until about 4th or 5th grade. So yeah, if your learning routine works, do that and then play with the hose.
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:34:13
Summers....we school lightly year-round...lots of reading and keeping a little consistency. This is what I'm interested in hearing Julie and Susan have to say!
Nancy Stevens
01:34:19
That's an awesome question!
Maria Peters
01:34:22
I have three boys and their energy right now is 🔥
Ashley Tieman
01:34:24
I say it’s a joke because you’re still spending all day every day keeping kids alive.
Kate Tucker
01:34:27
Gosh, Ashley! I don’t feel like it’s a joke - it’s such a joy for us. So interesting to hear all the different perspectives. That’s why I love this community.
Jennifer Vollmers
01:34:39
Please also talk about summer break (or not) for teens.
Juliana Sallings
01:34:41
Yes! It’s nice to end something.
Ashley Tieman
01:35:55
Something else I’ve observed: relaxing homeschool practices like reading aloud on the couch and playing board games are so enriching and nourishing, my kids don’t need a break from it even though they are still learning a ton from those practices.
Maria Peters
01:36:12
yes, I agree. we technically school year round, but our summers look so different from the rest of our terms.
Carrie Dickinson
01:36:27
I am always so surprised how much my kids grow during our "breaks". Reminds me that their learning is not solely on what I do with them. Yay - what a relief!
Betsy Rollins
01:37:06
As eclectic/semi-unschoolers, our main difference for school year vs. summer is how much screentime is allowed. So normally in the summer they'd get more screentime but we'd be out and about so much it wouldn't be very much. Being stuck at home, I will probably have to find a new balance and/or routine!
Stephanie
01:37:27
Summer break can also be a good time for us as parents to observe our kids and see what we can learn.
Angela Nolan
01:37:30
I am loving Friends reruns right now!~
Jennifer Smith
01:37:41
I've had to stop myself from continuing in the obsessive work mode. I was losing sleep to stay up working.
Allie Stryd
01:37:42
yea girl, bring it
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:37:46
Betsy Rollins - same here. I threw in the towel earlier this year.
Andrea Cavanaugh
01:38:04
I really appreciate your perspective on this. It's often such a source of guilt among my mom friends.
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:38:20
Fortnite - Victory Royale
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:38:33
{{yep - Hell Yeah, video games!}}
Courtney Williams
01:38:48
That gives me chills. beautiful!
Kasey Saunders
01:38:48
Yes! I read this today! Made me feel better about us using them more. Have also tried to develop "lessons" around them and learn from the boys about video games
Kasey Saunders
01:39:08
At least showing interest has helped with this, and it is less of a battle between us
Ashley Tieman
01:39:13
oooo great question! I have sensitive kiddos too!
Carrie Dickinson
01:39:30
yes, GREAT question!! Can't wait to hear your answers
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:39:45
Yes! Totally Julie!
Juliana Sallings
01:40:08
Yes!
Betsy Rollins
01:40:21
I only have 2 and that still happens!
Jessica Brest
01:40:23
yes! I have 4 and this is totally true!
Jennifer Smith
01:40:28
That is true. I'd never thought about this dynamic until now!
Angela Nolan
01:40:30
Yes! I have 2 boys 17 and 18, and 2 girls 11 and 9. Spot on!!
Andrea Reid
01:40:33
haha. so true
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:40:36
Betsy R. - same ;-)
Ashley Tieman
01:40:37
Yes! My 5 yo watched Pirates of the Caribbean and Indiana Jones with my 8 yo boy…and that would have NEVER happened when my oldest was 5!
Kellie Krause
01:40:42
so true. My oldest is 20 and my youngest is 11 and they have had vastly different experiences.
Crecy Ragan
01:41:04
I have 5 and yes the same. the youngest has had the deepest thoughts on all this.
Juliana Sallings
01:41:07
Time to accept that all of our children don’t get the same life, even in the same house.
Carrie Dickinson
01:41:16
Grad school in your 40s??? Just entering the 40s and thinking of going back to grad school. WAs it worth it?
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:41:25
Kellie Krause -- I think that's the other thing to keep in mind: every child will have their own experience. There's NO way to even try to keep the experiences the same.
Kellie Krause
01:41:50
Very true!
Jennifer Smith
01:41:52
I love horror movies.
Jennifer Smith
01:42:29
This is such a good point, Julie.
Stephanie
01:42:46
I traumatized my youngest by watching a brain documentary which included footage of brain surgery.
LeeAnn S. Huntington
01:42:59
Watership Down animation did this to me.
Emily McCafferty
01:43:00
One approach to hard subjects I learned from someone was to lead with, “I can’t tell you everything, but what I CAN tell you is ________.” It values their current level of understanding without devaluing them as a person. Works well not only for heavy topics like The Holocaust or slavery but with family issues or personal things.
Carrie Dickinson
01:43:40
Like Corrie Ten Boom and the suitcase that was too heavy for her to carry. Wonderful visual example that her father used to help her.
Allie Stryd
01:44:09
ugh...the pencil drop 😳
Carrie Dickinson
01:44:36
Yes, the brain session from Homebound #1
Jennifer Vollmers
01:44:51
Finishing my 20th year of homeschooling . . . and SO wish I could go back and do it all over knowing what I know now.
Jennifer Smith
01:44:51
Seeing the movie Roots on TV when I was four traumatized me.
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:45:28
Jennifer S. - Yes....I keep thinking my perspective would be different now and I would get more out of watching ROOTS now.
LeeAnn S. Huntington
01:46:02
Could a a child who seems to not holding onto facts discussed repeatedly, be doing this self-protection b themselves?
Renee Miller
01:46:10
Outschool has some neat classes that work with video games if you’re not sure where to begin with tapping into their potential for learning
Ashley Tieman
01:46:31
When I visited the atomic bomb museum in Hiroshima, Japan, I the ADULT was traumatized.
Jennifer Smith
01:46:40
I would like to read the book now as an adult. The beginning of the movie Roots was horrifying to me, but it's the reality that was.
Beth Sethi
01:46:40
Story of the World does a great job talking about hard times in history.
Stacey Turner
01:47:07
these topics have been difficult to navigate with our oldest especially (11yo) on the spectrum as he takes many things literally and is quite fact based
Jennifer Rutkowski
01:47:11
that is true of me as an adult, as well
Zuleika Opolko
01:47:13
YES!! Reading is informative and gentler
Andrea Reid
01:47:35
that being said, even in high school, I was going through a very dark time, depressed, experiencing panic attacks, and at school the teacher had us watch the movie "quills" - it was extremely disturbing for me. I was not able to handle it. So even older kids, if they are going through a stage of extreme anxiety, it is the wrong time to hone in on topics that are distressing
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:47:38
My child created such disturbing images when he was reading Magic Treehouse stories as a 5 year old that he nightmared for years. Vivid imagination.
Jennifer Smith
01:47:38
That makes sense.
Andrea Reid
01:47:45
DO another zoom!!!!
Heather Carroll
01:47:46
What did Julie say earlier about a book "No one tell...?"
Andrea Reid
01:47:56
Know and Tell is the book she references Heather
Andrea Reid
01:48:08
it is VERY good. reading it right now!
Andrea Cavanaugh
01:49:41
I also really enjoyed Know and Tell
Stephanie
01:50:01
Grounding our different learners in their strengths will ultimately make working on their weaker areas easier. It will also be through their strengths that they will find their way forward.
Stacey Turner
01:50:56
information is power...that was what a diagnosis did for our oldest. Knowing the info about him helped so much with how to teach him multiple subjects/skills through his strengths when I can
Kelly Rollett
01:53:43
@LauraSwenson Yes! You’re doing great mama!!!!!!
Allie Stryd
01:53:45
good ideas
Amaya Moro Martin
01:54:15
I told my 7 year old daughter yesterday that the State just decided the schools won’t open until September and she was thrilled. She is enjoying homescholing, not the school work in particular but the other things we do at home. I am concerned about the next academic year. Me and my daughter would be very happy continuing homeschooling next year but I don’t think I can possibly do this because me and my husband are both working full time. Is it possible to homeschool when both parents work?
Jeanne
01:55:24
Replays of this webinar will be available at the Homebound Online Conference page. The link is https://bravewriter.com/about/homebound/homebound-conference
Rachel Xhemajli
01:55:26
@AmayaMoro YES, you can!!
Kate Tucker
01:55:30
Thank you for this time together!
Andrea Reid
01:55:36
yay yay yay!!!
Emily McCafferty
01:55:36
Amaya, there are a few families in a co-op we attend that have both parents working full time. They’ve each managed to get creative with their scheduling and tag-team the homeschooling, but they love it.
Jennifer Rutkowski
01:55:37
YES!!!!
Jessica Brest
01:55:39
I’ll definitely attend again!!
Kasey Saunders
01:55:52
yes! we need more!!
Rachel Xhemajli
01:55:53
So many great resources about this. My husband and I work a lot.
Jeanne
01:55:56
Replays will be available at the Homebound Online Conference page. The link is https://bravewriter.com/about/homebound/homebound-conference
Kirsi Ide
01:55:59
thank you. yes, do another!!!
Jeanne
01:56:08
And on Facebook’s Bravewriter page
Michelle Tumburu
01:56:09
You guys should totally do every month!
Amaya Moro Martin
01:56:10
Thanks!
Andrea Anderson
01:56:10
Thank you so much!
Afton Blakely
01:56:11
Thank you for your time!
N E
01:56:11
Thanks so much!
Melinda Canfield
01:56:12
I would love that!
Kim Seaman
01:56:12
Thank you so much - I love having access to you live!!
Jennifer Rutkowski
01:56:13
You two can just shoot the breeze for an hour and I would participate
Christine Canion
01:56:13
Thank you! Good night!
Jennifer Vollmers
01:56:14
Thank you!
Jessica Terrence
01:56:17
Thank you! This was great.
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:56:19
Thank you so much 🖤
Allie Stryd
01:56:19
thanks y’all
Andrea Reid
01:56:20
yes!!
Brigit Amburgey
01:56:20
Thank you!
Kasey Saunders
01:56:21
Absolutely!!
Jennifer Smith
01:56:22
Thank you.
Rachel Xhemajli
01:56:22
THANK YOU!!!
Whitney Bair-Sneed
01:56:25
this is such a powerful experience. thank you both♥️
Annie Zoing
01:56:25
great partnership
Melinda Canfield
01:56:26
you are awesome
Juliana Sallings
01:56:26
Yes, Happy Mothers Day, ladies!
Cherron Hunyadi
01:56:28
thank you
Christine Canion
01:56:28
You are both awesome!
Corissa Ruggiero
01:56:28
Thank you both so much!!!
Lyndsay Prasad
01:56:29
THANKS, LADIES!
Carrie Dickinson
01:56:29
Thank you! The best Homeschool mentors :)
Lorraine McHugh
01:56:31
super, thank you
Annie Zoing
01:56:31
love you both
Crecy Ragan
01:56:33
thank you
Kirsten Fister
01:56:34
Thank you so much!!!
Colleen Eguia
01:56:34
I would love to attend again. Thank you!
Elizabeth Seater
01:56:36
Fantastic session- thanks!
Zuleika Opolko
01:56:37
Thank you for all the support and sharing of ideas and experience. You are well balanced - your personalities I mean! :)
Kellie Krause
01:56:39
Love it! thank you both for your time❤️
Kelly Bikurgurl
01:56:41
Happy Mothers Day all 🖤
Amy Paulino
01:56:43
Thank you so much!
Renee Miller
01:56:46
can’t wait to send this to my suddenly schooling friends
Emily McCafferty
01:56:53
Thank you so much to both of you!
Allie Stryd
01:57:11
❤️ 😷 ❤️
Andrea Reid
01:57:11
Thank you ladies!!!
Annie Zoing
01:57:20
thanks for the advice
Andrea Anderson
01:57:21
Thank you!!!!