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The Power of Socialization to Build Your Homeschool Enthusiasm

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Homeschooling is a tough job that not only brings joy but also trying times. As the adage states, nothing worthwhile comes easy. Your enthusiasm will wane at times. And for those times when you have trouble motivating yourself during the school year, you can use socialization as a way to help boost everyone’s mood and enthusiasm. Continue reading »

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Homeschooled Politicians Who Shaped America

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Many people associate politicians and other influential people with prestigious private schools. In some cases that’s true. But many of the most powerful and significant figures in the United States didn’t attend private or public schools — they were homeschooled. Continue reading »

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Back to School Preparations

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Preparing for a new school year is challenging, even for veteran homeschoolers. There are many things that you may want to do now during the summer, such as reviewing the past year, evaluating your curriculum needs, preparing a game plan, creating a budget, and developing a schedule. As you are aware, being a parent and teacher is tough enough, so to eliminate the extra work and stress, start planning ahead. Both you and your children will benefit from your forethought. Continue reading »

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Keep Your Child’s Brain Busy This Summer

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The last thing many children want over the summer is school work. It’s natural, they’ve just finished up a whole school year and feel tired. Keeping them busy learning falls on your shoulders — but you’re certainly not alone. New and veteran homeschooling parents have been creating different ways to keep their children motivated for years. Continue reading »

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How to Shop for Online Curriculum at Homeschool Conventions

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If you’re shopping for a homeschool curriculum program (and even if you’re not!), a great place to see the products in action is at a homeschool convention. Think about it, you have all the vendors in one place and they’ve been preparing to showcase their products for weeks — all for you and your fellow homeschoolers. You don’t get this type of attention when you’re visiting a website or talking to a person on the phone. Continue reading »

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The Online Curriculum Advantage

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What’s the capital of Montana? How many teaspoons are in a quarter cup? How long do rhinoceroses live? If your homeschool student asked you one of these questions, you’d most likely answer, “look it up.” Your student would probably sit down at their computer or pull out their tablet or phone to do so. In today’s day and age, the thirst for knowledge is almost unquenchable and going online to learn is as natural as breathing. That’s why it’s a wonder that families balk at the idea of using online curriculum in their homeschool. Continue reading »

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Tips to Review Your Homeschool Progress

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For many homeschoolers, November marks the midyear. For year-round homeschoolers it may mark the year end. Either way, during this busy season, make certain you set some time aside to review your progress to see if a change in your schedule or curriculum should be on your radar. Continue reading »

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Where’s Your Motivation Gone?

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So, you’ve been homeschooling a while now… Whether you’re a pro or just starting, a new year of homeschooling always seems to start out like the beginning of a marathon. Yet, after a while it’s easy to lose steam and find your enthusiasm has hit an all time low. Continue reading »

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Plan Ahead for the Homeschooling Year

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As most veteran homeschoolers know, things change from year to year. Aside from your student’s evolving needs, new curriculum is made available, laws get updated, and improved tools in schedule and record keeping flow from various sources. With that in mind, here’s how to start organizing and preparing for the upcoming year. Continue reading »

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Your Guide to Planning a Successful Homeschool Year

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I know it’s July, but I’m pretty sure many of you are already thinking about the upcoming, not-to-distant homeschool year that will be here before we know it. Right? Well, if you’re not, you should be. Even if you’ve been homeschooling since your now teenager was drinking from a sippy cup, there is always something new to learn and undiscovered information to consider when you’re a homeschooler. Continue reading »

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Homeschool Summer Learning

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It’s tough to think about learning when there’s so much fun to be had, and we understand! That’s why you’ll find five learning loss statistics below along with five suggestions on how to help your kids avoid the notorious “summer brain drain.” Continue reading »

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Banish Homeschool Burnout in One Week!

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As a homeschooler, there comes a point, perhaps several points during your homeschool career, when everyone starts feeling burnt out. The kids are bored, you’re at your wit’s end and as much as you don’t want to admit it, the thought has crossed your mind to send them back to school and throw in the towel. Continue reading »

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3 Tips for the Accidental Homeschooler

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It may be a new year, but for those of us with school-aged children, we are actually in the middle of the school year. This is usually the time of year when many frustrated parents make the transition to homeschooling. These are the families we have affectionately called “accidental homeschoolers.” Why? Because they never had any intention to homeschool. But an unforeseen circumstance happened along the way — perhaps a bullying issue, an illness, or a gifted child not being challenged enough, and the parents had to ask themselves, “What do we do now?” Continue reading »

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