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Homeschooling at its Best is Education, Not Indoctrination

With homeschooling, you have the daily opportunity to teach your values and pass on your beliefs to your children. There is, of course, no guarantee that your children will choose to agree with you at the end of the day. … Continue reading

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It's Really Hard to Teach Critical Thinking. But Here's How Sonlight Does It.

If you have a baby and would like her to learn to speak English as she grows, what would you do? Would you go out and buy a vocabulary curriculum for her, start it at 6 months old and trust … Continue reading

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5 Gifts You Can Give Your Children That Last a Lifetime: (Part 1) The Gift of Your Presence

I think a lot about what I want to do for my kids to help them succeed in life. Just recently I was combatting the “I’m not doing enough” feeling and a simple Pinterest browse sent me reeling. As I … Continue reading

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How Sonlight Handles the Trivium

Or "How You Get a Classical Education with Sonlight You and Your Children Will Love" What is a Classical Education? The basic idea behind a "Classical Education" or the "trivium" is that learning progresses through three main stages: Grammar (accumulating … Continue reading

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A Time of Plenty

Tiredness is hard. Carrying heavy thoughts, emotions, feelings can become quickly overwhelming. I experienced this last month when I went from, "I'm good, I'm handling this..." to complete melt down. I sent one of those panic emails and my sister … Continue reading

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Family

We just got back from our annual family get together, dubbed "Family Fun Week." It is a special time we take, and one I traditionally look forward to. Except, this year I approached it with some trepidation. Last year we … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Talk with Your Children about the Elections

Has there been much election talk in your home? If you are a U.S. citizen, do you know how you'll vote on Tuesday? The mid-term elections are the perfect way to incorporate a little extra learning about government into your … Continue reading

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