Category Archives: Middle School

Hey, Parents; Leave Those Kids Alone

Autonomy Fuels Kids’ Passion for Sports and Music Parents who want their children to discover a passion for music, sports, or other hobbies should follow a simple plan: Don’t pressure them. By allowing kids to explore activities on their own, … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Phys Ed

It’s funny the things that people think of when they think of challenges to homeschooling. One thing that comes up sometimes among those who are considering homeschooling is, “How will we do phys ed if we’re homeschooling?” Or, from non-homeschoolers, … Continue reading

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Boxes of Books

When last in South Hill, I packed up a couple more boxes of books to bring with us to the mountains. It’s always interesting to me what makes the cut. I have books in both places, but there is a … Continue reading

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Stoppage Time

The 2012 Richmond Kickers Colonial Cup marked the last time Nick’s Kickers Central Fulham team will play together. Their tournament performance (1-1-2) included some solid play against some good teams, and the players stayed focused. And then, it was over. … Continue reading

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Virginia Soccer League Talent Showcase

Not much time to post, but before we head out to the Richmond Kickers Colonial Cup, I wanted to note that Nick had a great time playing in the Virginia Soccer League Talent Showcase in Williamsburg last Saturday night. One … Continue reading

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