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The Underwhelmed Mom

The Underwhelmed Mom


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Burned out? Beyond caring about a clean house? Joanne, Mom of 8, talks all things Mom-related and what really matters.

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In this episode, Joanne demonstrates practical mastery learning in both the home education sphere and in the public or private school classroom. Mastery learning will not be a teacher's goal due to lack of time and attention in the classroom;... more

Charlotte Mason (1842 - 1923) said, "Let them get at the books themselves, and do not let them be flooded with diluted talk from the lips of their teachers. "The less the parents 'talk in' and expound their rations of knowleddge and thought... more

In Episode 22, Joanne explains why mastery seldom occurs in the classroom environment even in the 21st century! Why is it okay for a student to learn simply 75% of an assignment and then move on to the next assignment? What... more

Have you ever wondered why some children fail in school, even as first graders? How can a little guy possible FAIL in first grade? Who is failing whom? Are you okay with your children earning Bs and Cs in school? Is it okay to miss 20% -... more

Episode 20 is a must-see....err....must-listen. Joanne will review the five steps to teaching self-mastery, but also featured in this episode is self-mastery and teen issues. What do you do if you have not been teaching your children self-mastery... more

In this episode, we conclude the five steps to teaching self-mastery. Included is a piece of deferring discipline to dad, discipline and the single parent, and observing and responding to your children to see how you are doing in the self-mastery... more

In this episode, Joanne Calderwood builds upon the past several episodes which discuss the importance of training children and teaching them self-mastery. Family Meetings play an important role in the development of self-mastery. Learn how... more

Sometimes parents who don't spend all day with their children for whatever reason are reluctant to apply discipline out of guilt. They feel badly if the time they do get to spend with their children is centered around confrontation... more

Giving our children the lifelong gift of self-mastery requires work on our part as parents. W-O-R-K. It ain't easy! As we saw in Episode 15, there are a couple of important keys that are our parental friends, if you will, as we strive to instill in... more

One of the questions Joanne gets asked most frequently is "How do I get my child to obey me the firrst time I ask him to do something?" Not only will this question be answered, but so will this even tougher question: "How can I get my... more