Tag Archives: Homeschooling

5 Reasons Children Need to Read Books with Flawed Characters

There is much focus in the homeschool culture on wholesome reading material, particularly titles which feature boys and girls of exemplary virtue. In these books, the main characters consistently—if not inexplicably—model correct choices and praiseworthy attitudes. Such flawless characters, the … Continue reading

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How to Boost Your Own Health Through Homeschooling

I recently saw a list of 100 reasons why homeschooling is good for families. Reasons 80-85 were all about health. And I agree! Homeschooling can definitely improve children's health. They often get more sleep, more active play, healthier food, and … Continue reading

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5 Ways Homeschool Families Can Support Missionaries

Of all the reasons I love our Sonlight education— learning through real-world books, not rewritten sources, developing (rather than simply reciting) a worldview, and connecting geography, history, and culture through human stories —perhaps my favorite reason is how Sonlight also … Continue reading

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8 Reasons I Love My Sonlight Instructor’s Guide

In a Sonlight education, books enjoy the widest swath of the spotlight. It’s a literature-based education, so this makes sense. But what about that big blue binder? The Instructor’s Guide is a tidy compendium of schedules, notes, memory work, maps, … Continue reading

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Five Myths About "Good Homeschool Moms"

As homeschool moms*, we usually know somewhere in our heads that we are our children's best teacher. But getting our hearts to believe that can be another story. When we're honest, many of us face a nagging fear that we … Continue reading

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Help! I've Lost My Homeschool Groove! Here's How to Find It Again

Lately, my kids and I were having a hard time feeling motivated to get back in the swing of homeschooling after a break. We had family visits and a couple bouts with sickness—the usual things that can derail us from … Continue reading

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The One, Nearly Foolproof Technique to Improve Your Teaching

Want an easy, nearly foolproof technique to improve your teaching? It takes virtually no preparation, is absolutely free, requires no supplies, and works for any topic in your homeschool. You can use it on the couch, in the van, or … Continue reading

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