Tag Archives: Homeschooling

Motor Memory: The Missing Piece for Kids with Bad Handwriting

When teaching our kids manuscript and cursive handwriting, many homeschool parents forget about the importance of motor memory. Motor memory, simply put, is the ability to instantly recall and replicate specific motor movements. When you do something so many times … Continue reading

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How Potty Training Nearly Derailed My Plan to Homeschool

Do you have young children and want to homeschool? Are you confident it’s the right decision, but have some doubts about being able to get it done?  Me too, friend—all the time! It’s embarrassing to admit now, but potty training … Continue reading

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What To Do If Your Child Hates Homeschool History

While all kids have their favorite school subjects, it's especially sad to me when kids say they hate history. Unfortunately, I understand how it can happen. I, too, used to despise history because the method I encountered in public school … 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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You Can Homeschool Kindergarten Without Fear—Use These 4 Things

Between church activities, my time spent teaching in public school, and my time spent homeschooling, I’ve taught children almost my whole life. I’ve birthed three children. I’ve adopted one. There isn’t much that scares me about children anymore. There is … Continue reading

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3 Clever Incentives to Motivate a Homeschool Dawdler

For mid-elementary through early middle school children, I’ve found that incentives—both tangible and intangible—work well to motivate a homeschool dawdler. I tend to use them temporarily to stimulate a lagging child and then taper the rewards, expecting the schoolwork to become … Continue reading

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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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