Should I Homeschool My Child?

Should I homeschool my child? I’m going to give you straight talk to the question: should I homeschool my child?

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How Nonviolent Communication Informs my Homeschool

This is how Marshall Rosenberg’s book, Nonviolent Communication, informs my homeschool. For me, this is the bible of relationships and communication. I’ve read a few books on relationships, parenting, connection, attachment, and all things relationships, in my time (okay, a lot of books), but this book is the bible of relationships. This is how nonviolent…

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when you buy new homeschool curriculum: 5 clever suggestions

When you buy new homeschool curriculum, how do you know what you should buy? This all depends on how we understand what an education is anyway. When you buy new homeschool curriculum, here are five suggestions for you. “…Education doesn’t need to be reformed — it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation…

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why kids don’t need school socialization & why they need you instead

This summer I learned what my kids don’t need from a school: socialization. What I don’t provide my children at home (but schools can): marimbas, of every size, shape, or number. I don’t lead a children’s choir (nor could I). I don’t have a drama club (though I probably could). And I don’t oversee two hundred…

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why my family homeschools: the book (& the 8 reasons) that convinced me in one week

I was asked why I homeschool, again. Sigh. (How not to answer in essay format.) After eleven years, I have so many reasons now. So how do I be succinct? This is why my family homeschools. And I share the book (& the 8 reasons) that convinced me in one week. Why my family homeschools?…

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Homeschool Year-End Review

Every year I finish the homeschool year kinda lackluster. And you know what? I’m good with that. I recognize it for what it is: a season. (In this post, you’ll discover my approach to addressing the year-end: a Homeschool Year-End Review). Because, seriously, what are the chances I’m gonna love every dang minute of this…

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