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Thinking Outside the Textbook

by Amanda Beaty

Homeschooling not working? I’m a member of several homeschooling groups and email loops, and the most common questions are all related to, “It’s a battle to get my child to do her work. I thought homeschooling would be better for my child, but it’s all tears and yelling. For both of us. I may have … Read More...

What Curriculum Should I Use For My 4 Year Old?

by Mary Ann Kelley

Recently on TheHomeSchoolMom's Facebook page someone asked for recommendations for her soon to be 4 year old. It took me back to when I had a 4 year old and a 1 year old and had recently decided to homeschool.I. Was. So. Excited.What curriculum should I use? (I bought KONOS and timeline … Read More...

Scribes: Narration & Homeschooling

by Jeanne Faulconer

Your child can't hold a pencil very well? Your child thinks faster than she can write? Your child's handwriting is illegible? Your child can't compose in writing even though he can tell you a great story?Your child might benefit from having a scribe.What's a scribe? That's a person who … Read More...

Bad News/Good News of Starting Homeschooling in High School

by Jeanne Faulconer

First the bad news about beginning homeschooling in high school:If your child might return to public education in a future year, the school will have the right to determine what grade the child should be in. If your child returns to public school after homeschooling, he might have to pass … Read More...

12 Reasons Why Handwriting Is Important

by Living Education Contributor

as opposed to typing it on a keyboard or by touching a screen. Studies show that writing improves memory; students retain learning better when working with new ideas through handwriting instead of typing.Engaging the body in writing by hand helps make writing a more holistic activity. There … Read More...