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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...

Finding Community as a Homeschooler

by Living Education Contributor

by Amanda Witman, Oak Meadow(first published in Oak Meadow’s blog, In the Meadow/March 2016)At first, particularly if you are new to homeschooling, it may seem like there are no homeschoolers around at all. But chances are very good that they are just hidden in plain sight!Families in … Read More...

Grade Level: When It Matters in Homeschooling

by Jeanne Faulconer

In a previous post, I encouraged parents not to obsess over grade level to the detriment of their child's actual engagement and learning.However -- yes -- I concede there are times you do have to think about grade level, and your child and your homeschooling efforts will benefit if you do. When … Read More...

Office Schooling: One Way to Work and Homeschool

by Jeanne Faulconer

We hear a lot about the flexibility of homeschooling, but people usually mean that the curriculum or approach to homeschooling is flexible, or even that the daily, weekly, or yearly calendar is flexible. However, in addition to how homeschooling is done and when homeschooling is done, there is also … Read More...

Resources for Homeschooling High School When Mom’s Not the Expert

by Jeanne Faulconer

When people who don't know anything about homeschooling start talking about why it can't work, one of their criticisms is that homeschooling parents can't possibly know enough about the "hard" subjects to homeschool high school, which is why homeschooled kids won't ever get into college.Of … Read More...