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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curiosity and education: how to facilitate it

Two guys played in their garage tinkering with computer stuff for years: they became rather successful. Do you know who they are? You’re very possibly holding their Apple product in your hand. Curiosity and education: we know they work hand-in-hand. A good long while ago, there was also a curious artist and scientist who wondered…

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Support your Homeschool Teenagers with these 10 Ideas

I’ve entered stage four of parenting homeschooled teenagers. (My fourth (& youngest) child turned thirteen last year…so stage four). I’ve been in this parenting thing long enough to offer you ten ideas to support your teens. I won’t be the mom to tell you that teenagers are so hard, that teenagers are so easy, or…

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How to Plan for your Upcoming Homeschool when You’re Not Sure You Want to Continue

How do you plan for your upcoming homeschool year when you’ve been around long enough to hit the wall twice? Hit the wall, meaning, I was ready to put my kids into school. That says a lot for someone that is a home education advocate to the core. So how to plan for your upcoming…

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What does the classical homeschool method look like in a real homeschool?

The classical homeschool season looks like school. …In that we have formal study hours and are expected to do stuff… Otherwise, what the stuff is depends on who the kid is, what their goals are, and what our goals are for them too. So what is the classical homeschool method? The study day begins at…

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when does the homeschool really begin?

Listen in to a group of homeschool moms talk about how long they’ve been homeschooling and you’ll hear answers that might surprise you. Ask them when you should begin homeschooling your child and you will most definitely get different answers. But, there are so many reasons a parent might be asking when they should begin…

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