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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...

Homeschooling and Grade Levels (Or… Relax)

by Jeanne Faulconer

Now that you are homeschooling, grade levels are on your mind. How to judge them, how to keep up with them, what happens if your children fall behind them.Grade level, schmade level. Homeschoolers -- relax.If your children are below grade level in some way, they still have to take the next … Read More...

Adjusting to Homeschooling Mid-Year

by Living Education Contributor

This post is contributed by Oak Meadow, the sponsor of our Living Education series.Making the decision to switch gears and begin homeschooling partway through the school year takes courage and faith. Whatever you were doing before wasn’t working, and whatever you are beginning hasn’t had time to … Read More...

Is Homeschooling Right for You? What You Need to Know

by Amanda Beaty

Trying to determine the best path for educating your children can be confusing. Education is important, and we're all trying to keep from messing up our kids any more than necessary. Choosing to homeschool is not an irreversible decision any more than putting them in a certain school or using a … Read More...

You Decided to Start Homeschooling. Now What?

by Jeanne Faulconer

When you've suddenly taken your kids out of school to homeschool, there is a long list of things to do, and it all seems like it needs to be done quickly so your kids won't be behind.When you start homeschooling, one often overlooked aspect -- especially if you hadn't planned to homeschool -- is … Read More...