Category Archives: Sarita’s Word

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

Failing Preschool: An Early Education Trend That Crushes Kids

"My daughter failed kindergarten because she wouldn't sit still." These words from a mom who wrote me recently were just another confirmation of the unrealistic (and unhealthy!) expectations for American kindergarten. Young children are born to explore, interact, and discover. … Continue reading

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How to Boost Your Own Health Through Homeschooling

I recently saw a list of 100 reasons why homeschooling is good for families. Reasons 80-85 were all about health. And I agree! Homeschooling can definitely improve children's health. They often get more sleep, more active play, healthier food, and … Continue reading

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Five Myths About "Good Homeschool Moms"

As homeschool moms*, we usually know somewhere in our heads that we are our children's best teacher. But getting our hearts to believe that can be another story. When we're honest, many of us face a nagging fear that we … Continue reading

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How to Teach Subjects You Don't Know: 6 Tips for a Homeschool Mom

Help! My child is smarter than I am. Can I still homeschool? What about chemistry!? If I homeschool, am I robbing my child of the chance to learn from someone who knows more than I do? Have you ever asked … Continue reading

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Honoring God with Academics: The Goal of Christian Homeschooling

When you hear the term academic excellence do you get a stuffy image of grading scales, tests, timers and No. 2 pencils—maybe even ivy-covered buildings? I'd like to make a case for the couch academic and how relational, delight-driven homeschooling and … Continue reading

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What Your Closet Can Teach You About Homeschooling With Purpose

Have you been digging into your closets, decluttering and finding the best outfits among the pieces that just take up space and time? It can be a lot of work but the results are refreshing! My daughters and I spent … Continue reading

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Homeschool Habits That Build Readers in an Internet-driven World

Do you remember when we discussed the idea of teaching our kids to focus (since the average American's attention span has grown shorter than a goldfish's)? I often think book lovers like us won't feel the ramifications of a distracted … Continue reading

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