Generation Cedar

The Beauty of Relaxed Learning: How Homeschooling Can Happen Anywhere, Anytime

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This powerful lesson is where my relaxed homeschool journey began. It’s the lesson I learned years ago, when our family of 9 (including a newborn) found ourselves homeless, after an F-5 tornado ripped our community to shreds. Everything was a challenge then. But I know you’ll find so much encouragement and practical application for your […]

How to do Copywork Exactly | Homeschooling Tips

I’ve received lots of questions about copywork lately and wanted to just give you a brief explanation of how we do copywork. I made a Youtube video and just dropped it here for you (follow my channel here!) Get my copywork packs HERE.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DXOboswToM Click here to learn more about the relaxed approach to […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF INSPIRING A LOVE OF LEARNING: THE HOMESCHOOL ADVANTAGE

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The Importance of Inspiring a Love of Learning When a child is first born, he enters the world with an amazing curiosity, given to him by his Creator, that enables him to learn what he needs to learn. He is curious about everything, even before he is able to express it. From the instant he […]

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for a Complete (Christian) Education

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James Altucher wrote a counter, jaw-dropping piece entitled, “The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Having a Complete Education”, in which he said such antithetical things like: “Let’s take it subject by subject: SCIENCE You actually need to know NOTHING. Biology textbooks are hopelessly outdated. As are physics textbooks. There are better resources online where you can learn faster […]

An Open Letter of Apology to My Former High School Student

Dear Jacob, I taught you in English class when you were eighteen years old and I owe you an apology. In fact, all your teachers do. I bought the lie and I lied to you, and it had a profoundly negative impact on you. I told you that since you weren’t interested in dissecting Shakespeare, you […]

What If Learning Isn’t Anything Like School

Think about it… Ignore, just for a minute, everything you think about school, learning and education. You just had a baby. Probably the most important thing your child must learn is how to communicate. You’re a smart parent so how do you prepare for this most important educational feat? Well first you must find an […]

Socialization: I Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means

“But they need to be with friends their own age.” Her eyes revealed the earnestness with which she believed her words. She wanted to homeschool, but…. Homeschooling or not, too many parents have a deeply-ingrained belief about peers that is not only incorrect, but extremely damaging. I feel emboldened to say that peer dependency (and […]

Why Homeschooling Stresses You Out & Why it Totally Shouldn’t

Undoing social norms Several hundred years ago, Galileo was not only the laughing stock of mainstream society, he was tortured and imprisoned (for the duration of his life) because he believed that the sun was the center of the solar system. Just typing that sentence makes me shake my head. How could something so clear […]