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Ask Jeanne: Don’t Homeschool My Grandchildren

by Jeanne Faulconer

I know you know about this homeschooling thing. I understand it probably can help some kids, but my grandchildren are absolutely fine, and they don't need it. My daughter-in-law quit her very good job when they were born (twin girls) and now when we bring up preschool, she says she's homeschooling. … 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...

I am Homeschool Mom. Watch ME Change

by Jeanne Faulconer

You might have seen that the publisher here at TheHomeSchoolMom memed a couple of my sentences: I am Homeschool Mom. Watch Me Change Stuff.She did that when I designated October 1 as Curriculum’s Not Working Day, a holiday honoring new homeschooling parents who are struggling with getting their … Read More...

October 1: Curriculum’s Not Working Day

by Jeanne Faulconer

October 1. We shall declare it an annual homeschool holiday. We'll call it Curriculum's Not Working Day ---- because now we have reached the time of year when so many of the new homeschooling parents who bought curriculum when we said, “Don't buy curriculum yet,” are concerned about not being … Read More...

When Grandparents Don’t Like Homeschooling

by Jeanne Faulconer

My Ask Jeanne response to "Don't Homeschool My Grandkids" has been shared many times, generated much personal email, and garnered many comments, including questions about what to do when grandparents don't like homeschooling and criticize the decision."Anna" recently left this comment: Hi all, … Read More...

Instead of Curriculum: Tech with Raspberry Pi

by Jeanne Faulconer

This year as I was making my rounds as a homeschool evaluator in Virginia, I ran across a number of homeschooled kids who were using an affordable mini-computer called a Raspberry Pi in order to do computer projects and learn programming. According to the Raspberry Pi Foundation: The Raspberry Pi … Read More...