Tag Archives: Homeschooling

Keeping Track of Your Homeschool

There's a lot to keep track of as a homeschool parent! Your state, district, or umbrella school may require documentation. But even if it doesn't, you have your own day-to-day record keeping that lets you know what to do next … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Combine Homeschool and Housekeeping to Get More Done

It’s tricky to find a healthy balance between schoolwork and housekeeping. Consequently, it’s not uncommon for a family to favor one at the expense of the other. There will inevitably be times when not a single chapter of any book … Continue reading

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6 Keys to Easing Homeschool Anxiety in Extended Family

There’s something about going off the beaten path of education that causes anxiety and uncertainty. Even the most supportive and loving families may be unhappy when a mom or dad mentions homeschooling. Reactions may range from a raised eyebrow of shock … Continue reading

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3 Simple Phrases that Infuse My Homeschool with a Growth Mindset

Not knowing what to say when your child is having academic trouble is the worst. It’s so hard to maintain a positive attitude when deep inside you are questioning if it is your fault. After all, you are homeschooling, which … Continue reading

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Does Beauty Even Matter in Homeschooling? (Yes! Here's Why)

As home educators, we shoulder the responsibility of ensuring our children learn to read, calculate figures and sums, and transcribe thoughts to paper. In the pursuit of these essential three Rs—reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic—where do truth and beauty fit in? … Continue reading

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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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Homeschooling with Sonlight Q&A

The Sonlight approach to homeschooling is unique, so it's natural for a newcomer to this curriculum to have a lot of questions. To paint a picture of homeschooling with Sonlight, here are seven common questions with answers—plus more to read … Continue reading

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