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A Homeschooling Benefit: You Get to Socialize Your Children!

When parents mention they are thinking about homeschooling, the most common question they hear is “But what about socialization?” I think this question means, “How will your children know how to act around others, if they only interact with your … Continue reading

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Can you relate to these common homeschool fears?

I got an email from a worried mother recently. Can you relate to some of what she writes? I want to homeschool. Did it for one year, yet I struggle with fear ... what my parents will think of me? … Continue reading

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The Space Between

I had a friend over who I hadn't seen for awhile. After a light lunch, her eyes welled with tears and she shared that she had recently had a miscarriage. I listened. I prayed. Hugged. And she had to run. … Continue reading

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Oh no, I forgot to socialize the kids!

There's a wonderful conversation about socialization going on over on our Facebook page. I've been chuckling this morning at the various responses people are sharing. A few have made me stop and think, "I wish I'd thought of that when … Continue reading

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Large Groups of Children

His blonde hair is trimmed clean and close. His glasses give the impression of a passionate math student. He teaches chess as part of a before and after school program for struggling students. "There's no way I can give each … Continue reading

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The Shock That We're Normal

A mom, years after starting homeschooling, was asked by her mother, "But ... what about socialization?" This veteran homeschooler looked at her mom in disbelief. Then, exasperated, she asked, "Have you met your grandchildren?" <smile> I love that. Too often, … Continue reading

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What's it like to go from homeschool to public school?

As homeschoolers, we like to talk about how amazing it is to switch from a public school to homeschooling. But what's it like to transition from a home education to a "normal" one? How do homeschoolers do in a classroom … Continue reading

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