Category Archives: Sarita’s Word

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

I Want to Homeschool, But I'm Afraid of Making Mistakes

I recently heard the fears of a mom deciding whether to pull her kids out of school. Public kindergarten was squelching her daughter’s love of learning, and she wanted something different for their family. But a significant worry from this … Continue reading

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17 Fabulously Fun Summer Activities for Homeschool Families

Welcome to summer! Whether you homeschool year-round or take a break in the summer, these next months can be rich times of getting outdoors, building family memories, and letting your children explore what interests them. If you’d like some inspiration … Continue reading

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10 Things Your Struggling Learner Needs You to Do

Homeschool moms are inundated with stories of student success. Even on the Sonlight blog, we highlight our Sonlight scholarship winners, but don’t tend to highlight the struggling learner. Yet one of the great strengths of homeschooling is how it can … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Away From a Fear Versus Towards a Goal

I didn't decide to homeschool for lofty reasons. I didn't have a clear vision for my children's education. I didn't even really want to be at home with them all day. I agreed to try homeschooling because we couldn't afford … Continue reading

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Literacy Versus Reading Ability: When You Provide a Print-Rich Home But Kids Still Struggle With Reading

If the ability to read is so important, what do we do when our children just aren't learning to read well? What if we fill our houses with books and read aloud daily ... and they still struggle? Are our … Continue reading

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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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