Category Archives: Sarita’s Word

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

One Way to Respond When Your Child Tells You Something Hard

Sonlight helps you practice talking together with your kids about opposing viewpoints and tricky topics such as poverty, so that when your children want to talk about their own hard things, it all feels more natural. From the earliest programs, … Continue reading

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Do You Need to Give Each Child the Same Homeschool Experience?

My four children all had very different experiences in regards to their early education. Things simply weren’t equal for them. Amy went to Christian school through fourth grade. Luke went to Christian school only for kindergarten. Jonelle and Justin started … Continue reading

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How to Spot a Homeschooled College Student

How do you know if a college student was homeschooled? Is it easy to spot a homeschooled college student out of a crowd of co-eds? Unfortunately, stereotypes still linger when it comes to homeschoolers. Some college faculty and students may … Continue reading

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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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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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When Kids Still Struggle With Reading Even in a Print-Rich Home

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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