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How Homeschooling Gives You Time to Invest in Family

In an ideal world, what kind of childhood would you dream of for your children? Maybe you picture your children Running free in the backyard Snuggled in your lap for a good story Laughing around the dinner table Telling stories … Continue reading

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Physical Movement: Another Reason to Homeschool

If you went to classroom school, could you go back and sit still at a desk through those hours of classes now—with minimal physical movement? As an adult, Angela Hanscom wondered this about herself. So she went to middle school … Continue reading

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Sleep: A Surprising Reason to Homeschool

By itself, the promise of getting enough sleep is probably not a big enough benefit to convince you to start homeschooling. But once you begin homeschooling, and your children get enough sleep, you will wonder how you survived before. The … Continue reading

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How Homeschooling Can Prep Teens for Leadership

Can you name one surprising thing influential leaders such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and others have in common? They all spent their teen years in a similar fashion. Check out this intriguing article from Time about How … Continue reading

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Things Don't Go Well. Homeschool.

So many blog posts have recently circled the idea of things not going well. Failure. Dyslexia. A meltdown of everything. Declining health. Terrible days. And one idea reverberates in each, like the hum of the kettle when it's just about … Continue reading

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It's Not the System

Her laugh is cruel. "You don't know how to do this?" "I'm sorry," he says defensively. "I have gaps in my education. I was homeschooled." These two argue from time to time; they are both cut of the confidence cloth, … Continue reading

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The Shock That We're Normal

A mom, years after starting homeschooling, was asked by her mother, "But ... what about socialization?" This veteran homeschooler looked at her mom in disbelief. Then, exasperated, she asked, "Have you met your grandchildren?" <smile> I love that. Too often, … Continue reading

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