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- Let them learn to handle the fundamental concepts before giving them the short cut. pg. 156
- Boys and girl are made by God to be different and that impacts how they learn and how they manage learning. pg. 169
Boys and girls are different. Even though Jonathan is very similar to me in many ways academically, he's still a 5 year old boy who prefers to run and jump and play.
The public elementary school up the road wouldn't know what to do with Jonathan if I sent him to Kindergarten this fall. It's unfortunate, but I think that gifted boys in particular are easily lost in the public school system. I can see Jonathan cracking jokes, bored, and antsy sitting in a classroom. He's not wired to sit still for long periods of time. He needs to run and explore. He'd be labeled a trouble maker right from the start.
My friend Jamerill from Holy Spirit-Led Homeschooling is in the process of writing a book called Boyschooling. Be sure to visit Jamerill's blog and join the Boyschooling Facebook Page. Great resources for support and encouragement in homeschooling boys.
Let's talk! How do you homeschool boys? Any tips or strategies that work well for your boys? Share your thoughts in the comments.