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25 Homeschool Convention Tips from Bloggers


Experienced and new homeschoolers can find nuggets of homeschool convention tips from this list we pulled together.

If you need evidence that homeschooling is a viable option for education, simply take a look at the number of conventions, conferences, and expos that are held each year to support it. If we at Demme Learning had the resources, we could be busy just about every single weekend of the year at regional, state,…
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12 Ways to Be a Lifelong Learner


We've collected several tips on how you can be a lifelong learner.

Each of the Demme Learning products encourages children to explore and learn side-by-side with an engaged parent. The parent’s role may be as the primary instructor or as a supplemental instructor in their child’s education. We recognize that engaged parents are crucial to children’s success in becoming lifelong learners. At Demme Learning we talk a…
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Fun Field Trip Ideas for Homeschool Families


Field trips can be effective learning experiences for homeschool families, whether they are spontaneous or formally planned.

Homeschoolers may be surprised to learn that field trips can be effective learning experiences for them as well, whether they are spontaneous or formally planned. A great deal of learning tends to be book-based or technology-based, even if you include hands-on activities. Making different paper airplane models in order to test their flying capabilities is…
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Homeschool Podcasts (Complete List)


Are you looking for new homeschool podcasts to listen to while you're mowing the lawn or tidying up? We've got just the thing for you!

When I first heard about podcasts I wasn’t impressed and didn’t think it would last; boy was I wrong. According to Podcast Insights, 51% of the United States population has listened to a podcast. 49% listen to podcasts at home, and 22% listen to them in the car. For me, it would be closer to…
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Homeschooling Pros & Cons


Guest blogger Kyla presents homeschooling pros & cons in this blog post.

It’s Kyla from Little Footsteps Big Learning, and today I will be discussing the pros and cons of homeschooling. Before we get to this, I thought I’d give a little background on myself. I’m a mom to three boys, age 6, 5 and 2, and I’m currently homeschooling them. I studied elementary education, and after…
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Current Homeschool Demographics [Infographic]


Many families who are considering homeschooling first want to look into homeschool demographics before making that decision.

Many families who are considering homeschooling first want to look into the demographic data of homeschoolers. It is important for homeschoolers to have support and confidence in their journey so that they can have a successful and enjoyable experience, and the good news is that the number of families engaging in home education has grown…
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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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15 Homeschool Burnout Tips from Bloggers


Homeschooling is exhausting, mentally and physically. We've collected homeschool burnout advice from experienced homeschoolers.

“The best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley.” That’s Robert Burns. But maybe you haven’t gotten that far in British Lit this year, because it has just been a grind and You. Are. Just. So. Done. We get it. Homeschooling is exhausting, mentally and physically. Accept that we’re only human as parents…
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