ETA: The article has now been posted on my blog as it became subscriber only content.
Though it's not the main focus of this blog, we are homeschoolers too. We follow a philosophy called Thomas Jefferson Education or Leadership Education*. It's not a very mainstream idea, in fact you probably haven't heard of it before. Most people implementing this philosophy are religious but there are a number of us that are secular. I also find many of the lectures and materials to be secular (or mostly so) in nature. There is no doubt Oliver and Rachel DeMille's faith is very important to them, but nobody is perfect. Kidding!
Anyway, I am a co-owner of the TJEd Secular Yahoo group and recently responded to a post about how to foster self-esteem in children. Rachel emailed me about developing my email into and article for TJEd Online, and the end result is here. Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows EI is a big thing with me right now, so it is a great honor for me to share what I have learned (especially as a secular voice) in this community. Check it out!**
*If you think you might be interested in learning more about TJEd, read Leadership Education. It's the most informative and comprehensive. There is more mention of religion in this book than I remember from the other, but just replace the word 'god' with 'good' and it flows perfectly.
**Much of the content on TJEd Online is subscriber only, but my article seems to be free content for now. If it gets moved into a pay part of the site, I will repost it here as well.