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Homeschool Parents: Learn With Your Children

Homeschool parents: We can learn with our children. We can take this wonderful opportunity as a lesson in never giving up.

Being the oldest of seven kids, I was reluctantly appointed the family’s official tutor from a very young age. My parents weren’t very educated and so it fell on me to help my younger brothers and sisters with their learning. So, it was no surprise to anyone that I became a math teacher. Today, I…
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6 Homeschool Tips From Homeschool Bloggers

We've included homeschool tips from six of our personal favorite homeschool bloggers.

When you’re first considering homeschool, whether it is your child’s first educational experience or you’re switching paths, it’s an exciting and potentially overwhelming time. So many choices! So many options! Which curriculum do I use? Wow, look at all the fun, character-building, educational activities that are available! LET’S DO ALL THE THINGS! Whoa. Pump the…
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12 Tips for Homeschooling a Distracted Child

Homeschooling a distracted child can be a frustrating challenge, especially when you have other kids. Here are some ideas that can help.

Homeschooling a child who is easily distracted can be a frustrating challenge, especially when you have other kids. Here are some ideas on how to keep that child focused on their school work so that you can have a successful homeschool day. 12 Tips for Homeschooling a Distracted Child 1) Use a Timer Timers can…
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5 Back to Homeschool Traditions

Back to homeschool traditions are all about balance, and creating a sense of excitement in your kids. Trust me, excitement is contagious. When they are excited, you will be too. When they are excited, you will be too.

Commemorating new seasons in our life is a healthy practice, for adults and children alike. Marking time with a tradition or special memory gives us a sense of excitement and ownership over our lives. The slight hiccup with back to school season is that it can sometimes make homeschoolers feel a little left out. There…
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8 Ways to Include Music in Your Homeschool When You Aren’t Musical

How can you include music in your homeschool when you aren’t musical yourself?

It’s a dilemma shared by so many homeschool moms. You want to give your children a well-rounded education, and, of course, that includes music. But how can you include music in your homeschool when you aren’t musical yourself? Well, it is possible! Here are eight great ways to include music in your homeschool: 1) Read…
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29 Signs You’re Raising a Reader

Here are some signs and clues that your efforts to raise a reader have paid off – even if it doesn’t always seem so rewarding at the time.

There’s a lot of talk about raising readers these days. Homeschool parents especially are sold on the importance of reading – and pretty much everyone is now aware of the lifelong benefits of reading aloud and are trying to do everything right in this area from day one: ● Start reading to your child from…
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A Military Family’s Guide to Homeschooling

As a military family, what might appear to be obstacles to homeschooling can transform in to catalyst for exciting and enriching educational adventures.

A little over a month ago, we received our official orders. We had two and a half weeks to rent out our home on the East Coast, find a rental on the West Coast, purge adequately to squeeze into a cottage one-third the size of our former suburban abode, ship our vehicle, pack up our…
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5 Ways to Find Time to Read Aloud

Instead of envisioning the perfect read aloud time, we need to start where we are and weave it into our day-to-day lives. Here are five ways to do that.

We all know reading aloud is a good thing to do as a family. Reading aloud bonds our family relationships as we share not only time but also stories. Stories shape the heart as well as the mind, educate the imagination and soul as well as the brain. Our children need stories. Even we as…
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How to Reflect on Your Homeschool Year

It's important to reflect on your homeschool year to take stock of strengths and weaknesses; this is an essential part of growth.

Whether you’re looking back on the first half of the year or focused on the year as a whole, it’s important to reflect on your year to see what worked and what didn’t in your homeschool. Taking stock of strengths and weaknesses is an essential part of growth. It can also be reassuring, especially as…
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Bored Students: How to Discourage & Inspire Their Curiosity

Bored students needs to be reignited, not just given more work to do.

My student is bored. What do I do? For many homeschoolers our goal is to teach our children in such a way that they have a love of learning, so it is very disheartening when we see that our student is bored. A bored student will be slow to participate, won’t give their best effort,…
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