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Homeschooling with Bubbie: Making a Difference – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. The omicron variant of Covid-19 continues to spread infections and uncertainties around the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Homeschooling with Bubbie: Mental and Emotional Health – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. The date is fast approaching for a “review” of my second grade and fifth grade grandchildren’s pandemically prompted homeschooling experience. Completed...

Homeschooling with Bubbie: Evidence of Growth – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. We’re getting close to the time for a mid-year review of this homeschooling venture. The reviewer will be looking at evidence...

Homeschooling with Bubbie: A Covid-safe Trip to the Zoo – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Every child should have nice memories of going to the zoo. Fortunately, the zoo of my childhood, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo...

Homeschooling with Bubbie and Grammy: Filling in Missing Pieces – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. The latest coronavirus news includes the arrival in our area of the omicron variant - a “variant of concern” that has...

Homeschooling with Bubbie and Grammy: Freedom of Religion – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. In elementary school about 20% of my classmates were Jewish. We quickly learned who the other Jewish students were since all...

Homeschooling with Bubbie: Choices, Choices – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Democratic decision making often occurs during a loosely planned day of homeschooling with my second grade and fifth grade grandchildren. I...

Homeschooling with Bubbie and Grammy: Discoveries Everywhere – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Quick re-cap: as the threat of the Delta variant of Covid-19 rose just a few weeks before the start of the...

Homeschooling with Bubbie and Grammy: History and Math – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Old Annapolis Addressing fifth grade Social Studies content, Grammy and I worked in a tour of Annapolis last week, focusing on the...

Homeschooling with Bubbie: The Necessity of Play – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. This week’s reflection centers on play. It doesn’t take very long following a structured activity for play to take over. By...

Homeschooling with Bubbie: Time for the Important Stuff – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Prior to the pandemic, I would say that I lived a pretty fast-paced life – about 7 days a week of...

Homeschooling with Bubbie: Dreams Take Flight – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. In high school I read Teaching as a Subversive Activity by Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner as well as Summerhill: a Radical...

Homeschooling with Bubbie – From Astronomy to Zoology: Ghost Crabs and the Big Dipper – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. One of the many attractive features of homeschooling is that it can be done anywhere, anytime. I am writing this from...

Homeschooling with Bubbie: Who Teaches Whom? – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Six months into the pandemic, my husband and I bought a camper as we looked forward to weekend and summer trips...

Homeschooling with Bubbie: Field Trips – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Why am I homeschooling my grandchildren? With cases of Covid-19 straining the limits of area hospitals, and in the midst of a...

Homeschooling with Bubbie – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. With the pandemic still throwing curve balls at anyone’s ability to plan much beyond tomorrow, the idea of homeschooling two of...

Losses in Learning are Relative—Good Parenting

Dr. Debbie My children will continue learning from home for at least the rest of this school year. It’s just not worth the risk to...

The 3 R’s of At-home Education During a Pandemic—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, Let me start by saying I appreciate how hard my children’s teachers are working to salvage what they can from this school...

Unschooling is an Option for Home Schooling

Dear Dr. Debbie,I have a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old. We started homeschooling for Kindergarten and Preschool last week and I feel utterly defeated. Before...

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