Tag Archives: Homeschooling

One Way to Respond When Your Child Tells You Something Hard

Sonlight helps you practice talking together with your kids about opposing viewpoints and tricky topics such as poverty, so that when your children want to talk about their own hard things, it all feels more natural. From the earliest programs, … Continue reading

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Do You Need to Give Each Child the Same Homeschool Experience?

My four children all had very different experiences in regards to their early education. Things simply weren’t equal for them. Amy went to Christian school through fourth grade. Luke went to Christian school only for kindergarten. Jonelle and Justin started … Continue reading

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7 Realistic Ways to Homeschool Multiple Levels with Ease

I’ll be honest. One reason I love Sonlight is because I can use a single program, branching off as necessary to match the various ability levels of my kids. However, this year, I really wanted my younger children to go … Continue reading

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3 Things to Remember When You’re Teaching Worldview

Worldview formation begins long before high school-level worldview courses, long before a child ever knows the terms apologetics, theology, or politics. By the time we as homeschool parents begin to make curriculum decisions for our children—much less prepare a high … Continue reading

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Reasons to Keep (and Not Resell) Your Used Homeschool Curriculum

When you use a literature-rich program for homeschool, you don't ever outgrow your curriculum. Although reading skill grows and Readers increase in difficulty, your Read Alouds, biographies, and nonfiction titles remain a valid part of your home library, enriching your … Continue reading

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6 Keys to Homeschooling Children From Traumatic Backgrounds

We adopted my youngest son from our state’s foster care system over two years ago when he was seven and began homeschooling him when he was in third grade. It hasn’t been easy, but it has been rewarding. My son … Continue reading

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8 Ideas for Nature Study in Urban Areas

In the homeschool world, the idea of rural living pops up a lot. In everything from literature to suggested activities to Instagram hashtags, there’s widespread admiration for the wild outdoors, the idyllic farm, and acres upon acres of open land. … Continue reading

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