The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) has been around since it was first published in 1944. With its four pairs of dichotomies, the self-reported MBTI does a pretty reliable job sorting people into 16 personality types, enabling laypeople to discuss their personality traits with a common vocabulary. First, A Little History of Psychology Swiss psychologist Carl Jung formed … Continue reading Rare Female: Being a Minority on the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator
Some friends and I have been slow-reading through Charlotte Mason's Volume 1, Home Education. We just reached Part IV (there are six "parts" to Vol 1) all about "Habits of the Mind," and the words I wrote in the margin of my book were ... "This is terrifying." On page 138, it says: Let us … Continue reading May I Have Your Attention, Please?
I grew up watching the Muppets on TV. We didn't have cable or satellite service, so PBS was a staple of my childhood, and among the earliest catalog of songs in my brain (There are many; ask my husband.) are Muppet songs. This one especially runs through my head on a daily basis. It's not … Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Green
Keeping it Real We live in a society that values realism. I'm told it is the long-term result of The Enlightenment that has caused modern thinking to hang its hat on what it can see, touch, and prove empirically and to shy away from gray areas and the spiritual. For sure, empirical thinking and its … Continue reading The Value of Wonder
Everything I read this year had a touch of Lewis from the recesses of my mind. That was a great way to read (even if I didn't plan it).
It's no wonder that many children with ADHD begin the process of diagnosis by first being treated for depression.
It's that time of year again! Time to whip those Morning Time binders into shape! Our family has undergone some restructuring (more about that in a future post), but I'm happy to say that our Morning / Circle Time is in tact. We use this time together to build our family culture, because knowing the … Continue reading Morning Time Binders: Folk Songs, Hymns, Poetry, and More!
In my last post, I presented some information about ADHD and discussed how we came to pursue and accept that diagnosis in our son. If you missed that one, you might want to go back and read it first. I don't know about you, but I had a lot of preconceived notions about ADHD that … Continue reading Diagnosis ADHD: Community and Labels (Part 2)
There is a lot of misinformation about ADHD, so I had to dive into scientific research to teach myself what Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder actually is.
From a pretty young age, I realized that there was some mysterious list of things a person could know that would allow them to know what the heck was going on around them in the world. Andrew Kern and other classical educators more eloquently call this "Entering the Great Conversation."