Whether you are facilitating a few days of online learning at home or deciding to jump into homeschooling for the first time, homeschooler and author Jamie Erickson has some great tips for you! Jamie offers some lessons that she has learned as a public school teacher and homeschooler mom to assist you in educating your children in this ever-changing environment.
Juggling schedules and visits are challenging even in the best of times for blended families; now add to that the work and school changes because of COVID 19 and it’s a recipe for misunderstanding and conflict. Wednesday we are joined by Blended Families’ Ron Deal who will provide perspective and insight into how to best navigate a new normal in a blended family.
Jamie Erickson taught elementary school before becoming a mother. When her first child turned five she made the decision to homeschool her daughter. Four more children followed and she homeschools all five. Jamie is the founder of The Unlikely Homeschool and a popular education blogger. Her website, social media channels, and blog encourage and equip a growing tribe of more than 50,000 homeschooling mothers around the world. She has written for a number of homeschool publications and is also a co-host of the Mom to Mom Podcast.
Ron Deal is director of FamilyLife Blended, a division of FamilyLife. He is a family therapist and conference speaker specializing in marriage enrichment and stepfamily education. His top selling books and online articles make him one of the most widely read and referenced authors on stepfamilies in the world. He is a member of the Stepfamily Expert Council for the National Stepfamily Resource Center and is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed professional counselor. He and his wife, Nan, have been married since 1986 and have three boys.