Age: (Commonly) 7, 8 or 9ish to 12-13ish—boys often just a little later on both ends. The emphasis here is on Love above Learning. This distinction is only necessary because so many of us have a conveyor belt hangover, and we tend toward duplicating our [...]
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Some of the greatest researchers in childhood behavior (Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, and Dr. Raymond and Dorothy Moore) agree that children pushed academically at an early age tend to burn out early in adulthood, or long before. Young children do soak up learning like a [...]
Transition to Scholar is a sub-phase of Love of Learning that deserves special treatment. Pre-adolescents kind of have their foot in both Love and Learning and Scholar worlds, and need to be free to be either/both/neither as the day may be. Age: Transition to Scholar [...]
Age Range: commonly 12-14ish through 17-19ish, often later for boys than for girls Scholar Phase naturally follows for a healthy youth who has an active Core Phase and rich Love of Learning. This transformational time coincides with puberty, and the young person can now think [...]
Please click on a title to skip to the article you want; or, simply scroll down the page to view them all in order. Featured Article: Oliver & Rachel DeMille: “Love Changes Everything” Other Features: Homeschool Teleconference Super Summit Resources to Leverage Your Success Love [...]
The New Purpose Here are three words that can make a wonderful difference in your family’s education! Please don’t do what many modern Americans do when they’re reading and come across an unknown word and either skip it or stop reading altogether. Instead, read even [...]