Category Archives: Sarita’s Word

A bi-weekly encouraging message from Sonlight’s President, Sarita Holzmann. Sarita’s Word is featured in The Beam.

The Top 9 Reasons Kids Like Being Homeschooled

Parents deciding whether to homeschool will likely ask a vital question: Do kids actually like being homeschooled? We know that many moms and dads love homeschooling. We know it lines up with many parents' goals for their families. But what … Continue reading

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Getting Angry as a Homeschool Mom: Strategies to Help

"I wish I didn't yell at my kids." "I try so hard to be patient, but I lose my cool at least once a day. Then I feel terrible." "I make my son cry during Math!" "I'm setting a bad … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Homeschooling Gifted Students

How do you homeschool accelerated learners? How do you keep pace as they zoom through books? How do you meet their thirst for knowledge? A homeschool mom emailed me recently to ask these questions. Though I don't know the particulars … Continue reading

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How NOT to Teach the Difference Between Fact and Opinion: A Lesson in Moral Relativism

How do you teach your children the difference between fact and opinion? It seems most schools do so in a disturbing way. It looks innocent enough, but the results are a bit scary. Read this description from the Common Core: … Continue reading

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How to Create a Lifestyle of Learning

When you homeschool, your whole approach to learning starts to change. You may begin to look at nearly everything as a learning opportunity. That newfound perspective doesn’t mean you drag an encyclopedia to the playground. But it does mean you've discovered that learning new things … Continue reading

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Eight Ways to Show Your Family Love Throughout Your Homeschool Day

Are you a person who gets overwhelmed on Pinterest? Do the crafts, decorating tips, elaborate desserts, and backyard landscaping make you feel somehow inferior as a parent? Fortunately you don't have to have a Pinterest perfect life in order to show your … Continue reading

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Why Homeschooling Should and Shouldn’t be Hard

When you homeschool, your children learn more than you ever thought they could. And the reality is that even when kids love to learn, it is sometimes hard for them. And homeschooling itself is not always a walk in the … Continue reading

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