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Organizing Your Homeschool Life

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Organizing Your Homeschool Life If you are just starting out in homeschooling, or turning over a new leaf this school year, I recommend spending a good chunk of time organizing yourself, and coming up with a great organizational system to keep your homeschool running smoothly. Why Organize Your Homeschool Life? Why? Well, the number oneRead more

Distance Learning or Homeschool?

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There is a lot to keep in mind when deciding between keeping your kids in distance learning, or taking the leap and choosing to homeschool. For many people, these are two options that they never would have considered otherwise, but here we are. There is no one right choice, but here are some things toRead more

8 Tips for Homeschooling with Babies and Toddlers

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Teaching your own kids is a HUGE challenge, and one that many of you haven’t asked for. The biggest question I hear from homeschoolers is “How do I homeschool my kids when I have a baby or toddler who demands my attention?” Here are a few tips to help you keep your sanity. 1. RelyRead more

Surviving With Your School-Aged Children at Home

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Breathe! I know, I know, it feels like the walls are caving in. That routine that you crave (going to work, getting your kids to and from their activities, grocery shopping with normal humans in a non-apocalyptic manner) has just fallen by the wayside. You’ve received word that your kid/s will be home with youRead more

How to Teach a Homeschool Enrichment Class

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Have you been asked to teach a homeschool enrichment class? This can be a daunting task, especially for the first-timer. Teaching homeschool students is much like teaching in a traditional (4-wall) classroom, but there are many differences as well. Use the below outline to make the process smooth and to save your sanity. Deciding WhatRead more

7 Ways to Wrap Up the Homeschool Year

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With the homeschool year coming to an end, here are seven things you can do to wrap up the year successfully. 1. Have your child complete a student-selected project We know that projects can be time-consuming and messy. We also know that kids love and remember their projects for years and years. Allowing your studentRead more

Homeschool Outsourcing – Practical Tips to Save Your Sanity

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Parents take on a lot of responsibility when they decide to homeschool. Sometimes it can be a difficult, isolating process. Outsourcing is a great way to meet others while helping your child (and yourself). What is outsourcing? What does it have to do with homeschooling? Simply put, outsourcing is when you hire a person toRead more

5 Mistakes New Homeschoolers Make

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Homeschooling is NOT easy, especially when you’re a first timer. After working with homeschoolers for more than a decade, I have identified five mistakes that I consistently see with brand new homeschoolers (and some veterans as well). 1. Expecting too much New homeschoolers expect a lot out of their kids. They tend to overestimate theirRead more

Do You Have the Right Skills To Homeschool?

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Making the decision to homeschool is a difficult one for most people. Sure, there are some parents who know from the get-go that homeschooling is their path, but the “unlikely” homeschooler is becoming more common. Here’s what it takes (and doesn’t take) to be a good homeschooler. It Doesn’t Take – Experience Sure having aRead more

Help Homeschoolers Adjust to a Traditional Classroom

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Traditional classroom teachers often have strong opinions when it comes to accepting homeschool students into their classrooms.  The experience can be new and difficult for the student, parent, and teacher.  Here are some tips that can help. Get More Information One of the biggest fears that parents of homeschoolers have is that their child willRead more