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Ask Jeanne: Help! Should I Homeschool?

by Jeanne Faulconer

My son has just started a small private Christian school but I am not at all happy with it. I want to withdraw him but I need to make sure it is the right decision. He is in 7th grade. My husband is worried he will be isolated. He is also not disciplined enough to sit continuously without being distracted. My 11th-grade daughter is in an honors charter high school. The work is rigorous and she often comes home crying. I have never homeschooled and I need advice. I thought of doing an online homeschool. Please help! ~ Cheryl Continue reading »

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October Writing Prompt Calendar

by Mary Ann Kelley

This month’s calendar is full of autumn-themed writing prompts with some creative story-starters included. Each month we are offering writing prompts (you will be able to find them all on the main Homeschool Writing Prompts page), and you can download our October-themed starters here. Continue reading »

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How to Raise a “Wild Child” (and Why You Should!)

by Living Education Contributor

Research has shown that the simple the act of getting children outside is the most effective way to foster environmental consciousness. As prominent environmental educator David Sobel eloquently stated, “one transcendent experience in nature is worth a thousand nature facts.” It turns out that children who have an immersive experience in nature develop a deep love of the environment that they carry with them their entire lives. Continue reading »

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September Writing Prompt Calendar

by Mary Ann Kelley

Apples and summer memories and dinosaurs and space! These are just a few of the topics in our September Writing Prompts download. Each month we will be offering writing prompts (you will be able to find them all on the main Homeschool Writing Prompts page), and we start with this chart of September-themed starters. Continue reading »

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Too Much, Too Fast, and for Too Long

by Jeanne Faulconer

It’s the time of year when families are suffering from Sudden Onset Homeschooling Syndrome. On social media, I’m seeing a lot of questions from new and newer homeschooling parents who are unhappy to find themselves with resistant children. “Please tell me how to make him sit down and do his work,” a mom requests. Continue reading »

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Plan Ahead for the Homeschooling Year

by Online Education Contributor

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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Hero of Homeschooling: The Mother’s Helper

by Jeanne Faulconer

Need a few quiet hours to work or write or think or walk or nap or do the dishes? Have you considered the potential miracle of a mother’s helper? That ten- or eleven-year-old homeschooled child from someone else’s family might be the key to helping your family blossom. Continue reading »

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Creative Writing: Writing a Day in the Life Story

by Karen Doll

Journaling is a great writing activity because it’s very adaptable. Journal prompts are only limited by your imagination. A great extension of journaling is writing a day in the life story. Homeschooling families make excellent and interesting subjects–there’s always something going on… Continue reading »

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Ask Jeanne: “Does school decide what grade?”

by Jeanne Faulconer

We have moved and I would like him to attend our new home public school at the beginning of the second semester. If I began the school year doing 3rd grade work, would they accept him as a 3rd grade student at the second semester? Who decides what grade a child enters when they return back to public schools? Continue reading »

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Your Guide to Planning a Successful Homeschool Year

by Online Education Contributor

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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