Homeschool Connections Podcast by Sonlight

Sonlight Connections

A Homeschool Podcast

Connect with other homeschoolers for encouragement, tips, and fellowship. Like Sonlight's curriculum offerings, we will explore homeschooling through the lens of literature-rich, Christ-centered education. Join us for everything you might be interested in from organizing your homeschool and details on literature-based learning.

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A Relaxing Approach to Holiday School

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A Relaxing Approach to Holiday School

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Making time to celebrate the season with your family can seem impossible with the numerous tasks that come along with making "merry" AND homeschooling. In fact, many veteran homeschoolers take a longer break for the Holidays, while some adjust their school schedule to make time to celebrate with family and friends. It's always good to remember to incorporate lessons about the reason for the season with your children.

Join Sheila, Lisa, Judy, and Stephanie as we help define what schooling through the holidays could be, how to adjust your schedule to fit in celebrating the season. and get some practical advice and ideas for a relaxing approach to Holiday school. /p>

Links & Resources From This Episode

Get Sonlight's FREE Advent download: Download for FREE Today!

Interested in a deeper dive into Advent? Consider Sonlight's NEW Advent Unit Study.

Looking for a temporary homeschool curriculum option? Check out Sonlight's 9-week Curriculum Packages. Order yours today!

Take a peek into a Sonlight Instructor's Guide to learn how a planned curriculum could work for you. Download a Sample Instructor's Guide!

Do you have questions about Sonlight or homeschooling in general? The Sonlight advisors are here to help. Contact them today!

Join Sonlight Connections FB Group: Sonlight Connections.

Practical Tips for Literature-Based Learning

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Practical Tips for Literature-Based Learning

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Learn how to navigate literature-based learning with practical tips and tricks as Judy, Christie, and Sheila provide practical tips for literature-based learning. 

At Sonlight, we believe that great stories lay the foundation for the best kind of education.

That’s why Sonlight utilizes great literature (like historical fiction, biographies, and other award-winning titles and hands-on activities) to deliver an engaging and complete education that extends beyond textbook memorization.

We think literature-based education makes learning information more enjoyable, conveys information in a format that is easy to remember, encourages you to interact with your children, and plays a huge role in raising lifelong learners.

Links & Resources From This Episode

Want to see how a literature-based education can work for your family? Try Sonlight for FREE Today!

Check out Sonlight's Sales and Special Offers. Learn more.

Looking for a temporary homeschool curriculum option? Check out Sonlight's 9-week Curriculum Packages. Order yours today!

Take a peek into a Sonlight Instructor's Guide to learn how a planned curriculum could work for you. Download a Sample Instructor's Guide!

Do you have questions about Sonlight or homeschooling in general? The Sonlight advisors are here to help. Contact them today!

Join Sonlight Connections FB Group: Sonlight Connections.

Getting Your Kids to Focus and Kissing Behavior Issues Good-bye

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Getting Your Kids to Focus and Kissing Behavior Issues Good-bye

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Are you new to homeschooling or still adjusting to the new year? You'll want to listen in if your family is struggling with focusing, adjusting to homeschooling, or experiencing behavior issues. This video includes SO MUCH ADVICE and multiple ideas to give your family a homeschool adjustment.

Join in as Judy and Sarah from YouTube's Our Tribe of Many's, share encouragement and tips on getting children to focus on homeschool. Sarah is a Sonlight homeschooling mom of 10. Judy is a veteran Sonlighter with 3 adult children and a second-generation Sonlight grandchild starting this year,. Between the two of them, they have many children and years of experience to share with you. We tackle some hard homeschool topics with gentle advice and tricks on approaching sibling rivalry, handling a refusal to work, and even getting your child to see you as "teacher."

Links & Resources From This Episode

Want to see how a literature-based education can work for your family? Try Sonlight for FREE Today!

Check out Sonlight's Sales and Special Offers. Learn more.

Looking for a temporary homeschool curriculum option? Check out Sonlight's 9-week Curriculum Packages. Order yours today!

Take a peek into a Sonlight Instructor's Guide to learn how a planned curriculum could work for you. Download a Sample Instructor's Guide!

Do you have questions about Sonlight or homeschooling in general? The Sonlight advisors are here to help. Contact them today!

Join Sonlight Connections FB Group: Sonlight Connections.

Homeschool Tips for the Working Parent

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Homeschool Tips for the Working Parent

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Being a working parent is tough whether you homeschool or not. Adding any additional responsibilities outside of working, raising children, and running a household can seem impossible. You might be surprised to know that it's not impossible. It's actually very doable with the right curriculum.

We would never claim that homeschooling while working doesn't include a hectic schedule and a huge lifestyle change. Yes, there may be days that you are exhausted.

With Sonlight's all-in-one, fully planned curriculum, homeschooling while working can be easier and more approachable. You will read books instead of learning from a textbook, you can approach learning on a flexible schedule and it can actually improve your relationship with your children based on the conversations that will stem from reading great books.

If you think about it, you are your child's first teacher.

Listen in as Jen, Judy and Stephanie talk through advice and tips for the working parent. Just because you work, doesn't mean you can't homeschool, it just may take some creative thinking and a few changes but you've got this! You can homeschool and Sonlight can help.  

Links & Resources From This Episode

Want to see how a literature-based education can work for your family? Try Sonlight for FREE Today!

Check out Sonlight's Sales and Special Offers. Learn more.

Looking for a temporary homeschool curriculum option? Check out Sonlight's 9-week Curriculum Packages. Order yours today!

Take a peek into a Sonlight Instructor's Guide to learn how a planned curriculum could work for you. Download a Sample Instructor's Guide!

Do you have questions about Sonlight or homeschooling in general? The Sonlight advisors are here to help. Contact them today!

Join Sonlight Connections FB Group: Sonlight Connections.

Overcoming Your Fear of Homeschooling

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Overcoming Your Fear of Homeschooling

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Suggest the idea of homeschooling to some parents and they immediately say “not me” or shake their heads in disbelief and change the subject. Dig a little deeper and you may find that the real reasons for dismissing the possibility of homeschooling include:

- Not knowing where to begin

- Being certain that you lack the patience to teach your child(ren)

- Fear of the time commitment required

- Lack of confidence in your ability to teach some/all subjects

These are only some of the reasons why homeschooling seems an impossible task. Truth be told, every mom that has decided to homeschool has faced these (and likely other) fears and concerns.

You will not want to miss this insightful conversation with Katy, homeschool mom, and blogger at homefrontlilies.com, as well as Judy and Stephanie from Sonlight as they explore this topic and offer concrete suggestions for removing any barriers between you and homeschooling your children. 

Links & Resources From This Episode

How to Overcome Your Fear of Homeschooling. Read Katy's blog post!

Learn more about Katy on her blog homefrontlilies.com.

What to see how a literature-based education can work for your family? Try Sonlight for FREE Today!

Check out Sonlight's Sales and Special Offers. Learn more.

Looking for a temporary homeschool curriculum option? Check out Sonlight's 9-week Curriculum Packages. Order yours today!

Take a peek into a Sonlight Instructor's Guide to learn how a planned curriculum could work for you. Download a Sample Instructor's Guide!

Do you have questions about Sonlight or homeschooling in general? The Sonlight advisors are here to help. Contact them today!

Homeschool Scheduling Advice and Practical Tips

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Homeschool Scheduling Advice and Practical Tips

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Join Stephanie, Judy, Jen, and Ann as they provide homeschool scheduling advice and practical tips on how you can fit everything thing in! As a parent, you are already busy, but remember there are 168 hours in a week to help you accomplish everything on your to-do list. Homeschooling doesn't have to be 8-3, Monday-Friday. You get to make your own schedule. It can be structured or flexible - whatever works for your family.

Listen in for tips and tricks for on working binders, science experiment Saturdays, bed-time read alouds with dad, adjusting homeschool to fit your family schedule, how to homeschool as working parents AND MORE! 

Links & Resources From This Episode

What to see how a literature-based education can work for your family? Try Sonlight for FREE Today!

Check out Sonlight's Sales and Special Offers. Learn more.

Looking for a temporary homeschool curriculum option? Check out Sonlight's 9-week Curriculum Packages. Order yours today!

Take a peek into a Sonlight Instructor's Guide to learn how a planned curriculum could work for you. Download a Sample Instructor's Guide!

Do you have questions about Sonlight or homeschooling in general? The Sonlight advisors are here to help. Contact them today!

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