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Homeschooling in a Family Mix of Introverts and Extroverts

Many people confuse being an extrovert with being outgoing and an introvert with being shy. Although there’s often quite a bit of overlap, they’re not the same thing. Extroverts sometimes need periods of solitude and silence, but they’re energized by … Continue reading

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4 Tips for Parenting Shy or Anxious Children

My kids come by their shyness honestly. I was so painfully shy when I was growing up that my classmates would ask my parents if I could speak. They weren’t sure because they had never heard me talk! Thankfully, after … 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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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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