Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Sibling Love

Sibling Love

My boys are sometimes like a cat and a dog. They argue, they shout at each other and they fight (thank God not physically) just like siblings would usually do. But they like to be with each other and they love one another.

We have three rules at home: obey, respect, and always tell the truth. We got that from our Pastors in CCF and we decided to embrace the same rules, years back. If they break any of these, there will be a consequence. We do spanking and sometimes natural logical consequence especially for the eldest. We are using a butt-friendly spanking rod for our tot which was sold at our Church.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Favorite Quotes: The Princess and The Goblin

The Princess and The Goblin

We finished the book The Princess and the Goblin by George Macdonald, and it is one of Gabi's favorite book for Year 3. Here is the synopsis of the story:
Princess Irene's discovery of a secret stair leads to a wonderful revelation. At the same time, Curdie overhears a fiendish plot by the goblins. Princess Irene & Curdie must make sense of their separate knowledge & foil the goblins' schemes. ~ Goodreads.com

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Homeschooling the Early Years - AO Year 0

Homeschooling the Early Years

“In this time of extraordinary pressure, educational and social, perhaps a mother’s first duty to her children is to secure for them a quiet growing time, a full six years of passive receptive life, the waking part of it for the most part out in the fresh air.” (Vol. 1, p. 43)
My toddler Gael, who is now 4 is not yet formally homeschooling. We decided to delay him unlike the eldest who started at a very young age. His Kuya Gabi started reading at the age of 5 and was accelerated to Grade 1. This was back in the days when he was still in the conventional school. There are pros and cons to that and when we started homeschooling, we want to do things differently.