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7 Q&As for Homeschooling the Advanced Reader

Some children are advanced readers who excel at reading. Either they read naturally without a lot of instruction, or they learn it effortlessly after a few lessons and quickly zoom way ahead of grade level. If you have an advanced … Continue reading

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Easing the Special Needs Student Into Homeschool After a Break

Most kids thrive with the more relaxed, open-ended rhythm of the holiday. But transitioning back into the regular school routine can be a challenge for anyone, let alone children with special needs, learning disabilities, or behavioral challenges. Anxious homeschooling moms … Continue reading

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Does Sonlight Work for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

The F. family from Lutz, FL has homeschooled for the past 13 years. In this photo, Sydney (16) reads The Hawk and the Dove from Literature 230 with her favorite pet and constant companion, Mango. Does Sonlight's literature-based homeschool curriculum … 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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Homeschooling as a Way to Genuinely Mainstream Special Needs Kids

My 11 year-old son, Phineas, has significant learning differences. The classroom model of schooling might possibly be stretched far enough to mainstream him with his peers. But his specific challenges mean that full-time inclusion in a group of students presented … Continue reading

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Homeschooling an Asynchronous Child with Sonlight

A one-size-fits-all approach rarely works for education. Even among a group of students with identical birthdays, you’d be hard-pressed to find two children who share precisely the same stages of development and readiness across all areas of study. Yet the … Continue reading

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5 Vital Road Markers of a Homeschool Plan for Gifted Learners

As a young student, I spent several years attending a pilot school as part of a gifted and talented program. The combination of challenge and freedom I experienced there sparked my love for learning and created a passion for discovery. When … Continue reading

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