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Pamela Price
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Why do I write? Because if I don't put the words down somewhere, I can't breathe.
Why do I write? Because if I don't put the words down somewhere, I can't breathe.

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I'm really excited with the "theme weeks" we've been doing over on the How to Work and Homeschool FB page.

(I'm also super excited about a new series coming soon to the blog. Stay tuned!!)

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A quick-and-dirty guide to some of the best homeschool-friendly FB pages.

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"But what might it look like, if we middle-aged women stood up and together against the pressures to conform and “stand down,” to silently slink off and become forgotten caregivers and crones? And where would we even begin? That’s what I’m musing about this morning, a cup of green Earl Grey in hand with my achy ankle joints, thinning hair, and saggy underarm skin.

Hmm… think I can get a new Wonder Woman outfit in a size 12?"

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"Don’t. be. surprised. by. suffering.

Suffering. If we accept it and work to be unfazed by it, we can address it optimally. If we are shocked, angry, bitter, we block ourselves from making what progress we can.

It sounds so simple. And it is. I just wish it wasn’t so hard a lesson to grasp, or that we each have to go through our own struggles to fully comprehend the truth: that suffering is ever-present, that acceptance is the first step to finding comfort on the other side of the latest set of hurdles."

https://medium.com/@redwhiteandgrew/in-eldercare-and-life-dont-be-surprised-by-suffering-518dd4e77e6a

#eldercare #healthcare

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"One of the most common critiques of my book is that it doesn't tell readers exactly how to work and homeschool down to which specific curriculum to buy for each child and which paying gig to line up.

Fair enough.

Having once been a new homeschooler, I understand that desire, as a parent, to have someone lay it all out for me hour by hour, year by year. Yet as a seasoned homeschool parent I know that cookie cutter approaches seldom work.

The best, most successful attempts to balance jobs and careers (and volunteerism and caregiving or whatever your "work" is) with home education involve trial and error. One year, one month, one season can vary a great deal from the next. That's a tricky concept for those of us who grew up with traditional education. But tinkering doesn't mean that you're failing or floundering.

Here are some tips to find your work and homeschool groove."

http://www.howtoworkandhomeschool.com/2017/07/balancing-work-with-homeschooling-quick.html

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Calling all homeschoolers! This FREE weekly earth science series from KLRN is funded through a generous grant by the Knight Foundation.

Let me tell you via this post how it might fit in your fall plans!

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Find and follow me on Goodreads! (My second book, on bullying and gifted/2E kids, drops in July!)

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Pamela Price commented on a post on Blogger.
".... having a large community of wonderful people living in my computer... is, undoubtedly, a blessing" <--- <3 <3 <3 (And hope you're feeling better.)

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Pamela Price commented on a post on Blogger.
This is a solid run down of what has proved this week to be a complicated study in giftedness, (mis)perceptions of giftedness, gifted identity, journalistic misrepresentation of facts, and raging bias and condescending "academic 'splaining". Well done, Cara, for trying to untangle it. Phew. Because I couldn't even figure out where to begin with this situation.

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Pamela Price commented on a post on Blogger.
This post pretty much summarizes all my thoughts on Common Core. 

Love all of this but especially this:

"Granted, the entire system is screwed up in its implementation and testing, but the notion that any school in the US should be roughly equal by grade level to any other school is a good one... Every time a parent rails on about Common Core (full disclosure: I've not heard/read every rant ever written, and I'd really like to see the ones that aren't like this!), there is one common theme: This program is dumbing our children down.  Every time. It's about how the Common Core standards are poorly written, too low, not rigorous, not allowing students the ability to grow, holding them back, changing education such that they are not able to thrive. These standards must be abolished. Why? For exactly the same reasons these same parents dismiss out of hand when we ask for accommodations for our gifted children."
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