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Homeschooling Pre-teen Boys: 8 Guidelines That Bring Peace

It’s happening before my very eyes: my charming, compliant adolescent son is being replaced by a slightly less appealing version—a version that bristles at instruction and grits his teeth at disliked tasks. To be blunt, homeschooling my pre-teen boy is not … Continue reading

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STEM Students Need Literature, Too

My second son is a junior this year. STEM subjects come naturally to him. For example, he is currently holding a solid A in calculus, and given the choice between spending an afternoon testing physics laws or digging into Shakespeare, … Continue reading

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Give Your Teen the Gift of Independent Learning by Homeschooling

Several years back, when one of my older daughters was wading into her first semester of college, she called and thanked me. Not for passing on great recipes, showing her how to wash her own clothes, or allowing her to … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Motivate the Dawdling Teenager to Get Homeschool Done

Raising teenagers gets a bad rap. Ask most moms and they will let you in on a huge secret—raising and homeschooling teens is one of the most rewarding phases of parenting! You finally start to see the fruit of years … Continue reading

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How I Choose Sonlight Programs for a 4-Year High School Plan

I’ve often been asked which Sonlight levels we use for high school and how I determine which levels to do and which to skip. I’ve also been asked about some of the middle school levels (F, G, and H mainly) … Continue reading

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Where Are They Now: Tegan Duke

This post is part of the Where Are They Now series in which we hear the stories of long-time Sonlight users who are now thriving young adults. Tegan of Cape Town, South Africa has been homeschooled all her life. She began … Continue reading

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Raising College Ready Students with a Literature-Rich Curriculum

A quote from David Coleman, president of the College Board and designer of the SAT and AP tests, caught my attention: “The single most important predictor of student success in college is the ability to read a range of complex … Continue reading

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