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A Thoughtful Exposé of the "What About Socialization?" Question

I’m a second-generation homeschooler, so I’ve heard questions people ask homeschoolers for as long as I can remember. Curiosity comes in waves, and some of the most commonly asked topics tend to evolve over the years. A few questions, though, … Continue reading

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5 Vital Road Markers of a Homeschool Plan for Gifted Learners

As a young student, I spent several years attending a pilot school as part of a gifted and talented program. The combination of challenge and freedom I experienced there sparked my love for learning and created a passion for discovery. When … Continue reading

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How Homeschool Electives are a Blessing Not a Burden

When it comes to offering your children electives, do you ever ask yourself: How do I teach things I know nothing about? Why is it beneficial to add to the curriculum? When can I find time to add an elective? … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Cultivate Interests and Raise a Well-rounded Child

I was half amused and half overwhelmed one day as my children were gathered around the lunch table with me. My oldest son was chatting on continually about current signees for our favorite college basketball team. My other son found … Continue reading

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Pursuing Passions and Sharing the Best Parts of You

I was nine when I recognized I had the ability to draw. The kids at school made comments about my work, encouraging me to create more. At one point, I commented to my mother, “I wonder where I got my … Continue reading

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3 Reasons for Homeschoolers to Pursue Extracurricular Activities

After I spoke at a homeschool conference last year, a mom came up to me with a big thank you. She breathed a huge sigh of relief, saying I had just given her great freedom. I looked at her quizzically. … Continue reading

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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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