Where do you begin home schooling your kids? Lord knows you’ve probably been wooed by glossy home school catalogs. Or flashy marketing on the internet.
Bleck, bleck! No, NO a thousand times no!!!!
Nothing could be further from the truth. Listen closely….I could save you a lot of money.
The first key to homeschooling your kid, Free Range or otherwise is to first KNOW your child.
Socrates said, “Know thyself” and the wisdom of those words is as true now as they’ve ever been. And given the times we live in, they are even more important.
My friend and career coach Dan Miller has coached countless people in finding work they love. The process of finding work you love begins with first looking within. He says 85% of the job search must begin with inward reflection.
It’s true for a job and it’s also true for your child. How are they wired? What are their gifts, dreams, passions? What activities do they lose all track of time?
It is then that you begin to plan a course of action.
And this is precisely why I am SO excited about what my friend Deb Ingino is doing over at her business, My Wired Style. I can’t think of a better tool to help parents understand their child’s wiring.
No, it’s not going to help you plot out their life’s course. But it will help you understand that your child may need a difference approach to “school.” Or help you understand why little Johnny needs things just so when he studies. Or how to avoid conflict with your domineering seven-year-old. (You may even realize your kid’s not as “ADHD” as you thought he was.)
On my top right side bar, I put a link to My Wired Style. I encourage you to take a look at what Deb has to offer. I’ve done the profiles on my kids and it was enormously helpful. (Jay and I did the “adult” version of the DISC survey; it is way fun.)
I’m telling you, the small amount you’ll spend on this ($29) will MORE than pay for itself if it helps you avoid buying a workbook driven curriculum for your busy body boy.
And yes…I am an affiliate. (Read: I earn commission for referrals.) And I am also confident that the value you’ll gain from this far surpasses the cost.
Are you waiting for the “But wait, there’s more!” Well, here you go:
Use the coupon code: freerangeed and Deb will give you a 50% discount. That’s not a black Friday deal. Just use it when you’re ready.
You’ll hear me talking about My Wired Style in the days ahead because I’m confident it’s a great first step to take when considering homeschooling OR you realize how you’re homeschooling right now just isn’t working.
In the meanwhile…from the Lode family to yours:
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