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The Treasure of Spiritual Mothers

One year at our annual encouragement day for homeschooling moms, my friend, Sue, told a very personal story from her early days teaching her three children. While her two daughters were model students, her son had given her a run for her money. Day after day ended in tears, usually...

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Can I Afford to Homeschool?

Any whirl around the Internet or a homeschool convention will reveal that homeschooling can be quite expensive. While still cheaper than many private school options, hundreds of dollars can be spent each year on curriculum and resources. But, it doesn't have to be that way. In fact, when you take...

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What About Socialization?

If you mention homeschooling to very many people, you are likely to get the 20-million-dollar question. It comes in a variety of forms. While it may sound like, “How will they make friends?” or, “What about the prom?”, these questions all fall into one category: “What about socialization?”...

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Can I Teach Multiple Ages?

Do you remember reading about the old-fashioned one-room school house? Children of all ages filed into a single room each day, arranged in desks according to their levels. Now such schools seem foreign in an age where children are divided by age and grade on a regular basis. But, not...

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Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities have both positives and negatives. On the one hand, they can offer creative electives options and help build experience. On the other hand, they can take over a family's schedule, both academic and otherwise. It is important to go into all extracurricular planning with balance and boundaries in...

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What Are Learning Styles?

Although we all take in information through our senses, we process this information differently. While every individual’s learning preference is unique, researchers in the fields of psychology and education have divided them into three main categories called learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic....

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