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Ask Jeanne: How can I talk my son and daughter-in-law out of homeschooling?

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 … [Continue reading...]

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: What Curriculum Should I Use For My 4 Year Old?

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 … [Continue reading...]

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: Talking to Your Teen About College Debt

Talking To Your Teen About College Debt

by Mary Ann Kelley

I'm a fan of natural consequences, but sometimes the lessons are too big - with consequences that last a lifetime - for the maturity level of the … [Continue reading...]

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: Homeschooler, Magician, Dad

Homeschooler, Magician, Dad

by Living Education Contributor

by Ben MitchellThis article first appeared in Fall 2014 edition of Living Education: Organic Learning.As a homeschool father, I was mostly in … [Continue reading...]

Ask Jeanne: Homeschooling is hard because of my background teaching elementary school -- how can I let go of the desire for structure?

Ask Jeanne: When a Teacher Turns Homeschool Mom

by Jeanne Faulconer

Dear Jeanne,It's so freeing to hear your thoughts about the effectiveness of a more informal education! I have realized that homeschooling is hard … [Continue reading...]

Winter Warmup: Making Snowflakes (Credit: Image created using photo by Liz West under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license)

Winter Warmup: Making Snowflakes

by Jeanne Faulconer

Is it snowing? Do you wish it were snowing? Do you wish it would stop snowing?Take a break and make some flakes!Snowflakes are fascinating to … [Continue reading...]