Learning in Spite of Labels {HSHW Giveaway}

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We just got back from a weekend at the Guadalupe River. Since Ashley, Jesse & Gentry live in other cities, we try to get together every summer before school starts.  In the past, we’ve rented a home on the river or lake.  It’s always a fun time together.

This year we visited Natural Bridge Caverns and floated in the Guadalupe River.  Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

Natural Bridge Caverns - Family Weekend Getaway

Today, Joyce Herzog (one of our Homeschool Super Heroes Week) is giving away a copy of her excellent book, Learning in Spite of Labels.

Learning in Spite of Labels by Joyce Herzog - Giveaway from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

All children can learn. It’s time to stop teaching subjects and start teaching children!

Learning in Spite of Labels helps you teach your child so they can learn. We are all “labeled” in some area. Some of us can’t sing, some aren’t athletic, some can’t express themselves well, some struggle with directions, and on and on!

Realizing that we’re all “labeled” helps us to work with those that have difficulties in areas we don’t. Joyce’s desire is to help you be the best parent/teacher you can be!

What’s your biggest takeaway from Joyce about learning in spite of labels? You can leave a comment & enter our giveaway by clicking here.

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  1. I love the fact that we get the experiences of other parents who have either been where we are or have seen something like what we are experiencing. This means we get fresh eyes on our situations. That’s always a good thing.

    1. I try to choose parents that have struggled at times & can encourage us in the trenches. I hope you are being encouraged.

  2. I need to remember Joyce Herzog’s statement that “learners need to be successful 80% of the time or they will give up.” I need to challenge my kids, but not push them too far beyond their abilities.

    1. What excellent advice. I often tell homeschoolers not to push, especially in the early ages. When you push and your kids get frustrated, they will give up & NOT have a love of learning.

  3. I like the schedule she recommends for breaking up the day. A hard-easy-hard sandwich with projects in the afternoon. Also, including toddlers at the beginning of each lesson. That tip was priceless!

    1. That is a priceless tip. Sometimes it’s hard to juggle homeschooling when you have toddlers. Including them a little bit at the beginning is a wonderful way to include them.

    1. Hey Heidi! If you listened to Joyce, she has so much to help homeschoolers. I’m so glad we were able to interview her. Ashley learned alot as she visited with her.

  4. I’ve struggled to join in with Homeschool Heroes due to the time difference between you and us here in the UK, but I’m finally getting to listen tonight, and so far it sounds good. I really look forward to hearing about teaching reluctant learners tonight, as that’s often my daughter, even though we unschool.

    1. I’m glad you were finally able to make it. It’s sometimes hard to balance everything online when we have people all over the world.

    1. Joyce is a wealth of information and has been working with kids for many years. You can trust what she says.

  5. She helped me to remember that this is a season that my child has to go through and to incorporate activities that my child likes in to our daily schedule while we are learning. I also need to always keep in mind that we are all labeled in daily life with some label whether it be positive and uplifting or negative.

    1. Well said. I still remember my mom talking to young moms (when I came home from college). She told them toddlers were a season of life and did not last forever. Thanks for the reminder.

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