Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: In the Land of the Snow Wolf
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My boys are 19, 11 and 4 and while we are not terribly strict now, at one point we were when we belonged to a charter school.
It wasn't terribly difficult since by the time the other was starting, the older was independently working on most things. With the youngest, most of their work can be done in a short amount of time or in spurts depending on their attention span and how much work you want them to do.
With my 4 year old, its mostly reading and play. Science consists of looking at bugs under a magnifying glass, picking up things on nature walks, making co-polymers and non-newtonian substances. We also do a lot of arts and crafts. My older one participates as well in these things and experiments on his own. He builds off of things that I do with the youngest. He pretty much has free rein over what he learns, but has been wanting to do book work lately. But again since he is able to act independently, I only help him when he needs it and at that time I am able to get my youngest to do something on his own as well.
I am just me. Cert. HHP and Herbalist and mom to three wonderful home educated boys.