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Homeschooling Pre-teen Boys: 8 Guidelines That Bring Peace

It’s happening before my very eyes: my charming, compliant adolescent son is being replaced by a slightly less appealing version—a version that bristles at instruction and grits his teeth at disliked tasks. To be blunt, homeschooling my pre-teen boy is not … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Motivate the Dawdling Teenager to Get Homeschool Done

Raising teenagers gets a bad rap. Ask most moms and they will let you in on a huge secret—raising and homeschooling teens is one of the most rewarding phases of parenting! You finally start to see the fruit of years … Continue reading

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Where Are They Now: Kiera-Lee Hayes

This post is part of the Where Are They Now series in which we hear the stories of long-time Sonlight users who are now thriving young adults. Kiera-Lee is the eldest of our four children and the first Sonlighter in the … Continue reading

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Where Are They Now: Tegan Duke

This post is part of the Where Are They Now series in which we hear the stories of long-time Sonlight users who are now thriving young adults. Tegan of Cape Town, South Africa has been homeschooled all her life. She began … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Engage a High Schooler with Literature

It’s easy to engage a high schooler with literature if the high schooler already loves literature. And there’s the rub. To add to the rub, as it were, Sonlight high school history and literature courses are so compelling, so engaging, … Continue reading

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Sleep: A Surprising Reason to Homeschool

By itself, the promise of getting enough sleep is probably not a big enough benefit to convince you to start homeschooling. But once you begin homeschooling, and your children get enough sleep, you will wonder how you survived before. The … Continue reading

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How Homeschooling Can Prep Teens for Leadership

Can you name one surprising thing influential leaders such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and others have in common? They all spent their teen years in a similar fashion. Check out this intriguing article from Time about How … Continue reading

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