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Homeschooling in South Africa


International Homeschooling We arrived in South Africa a week ago, but we have been busy adjusting to the new time, reacquainting ourselves with friends, exploring our surroundings, and traveling to the KwaZulu-Natal Homeschool Curriculum Expo, which took place three days ...

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Conquering the Scary Seas of Creative Writing


Teaching Creative Writing Teaching creative writing can make you feel as helpless as crossing the Atlantic in a sailboat. The task seems so huge, and you might feel like you don’t have enough knowledge to get there. Have no fear! ...

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Helping with Chores?


“I’ll always help you with your chores as long as you have a good attitude when I’m not able to help you”. That is the deal I make with each of my children when they are old enough to start ...

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Taking the Stress Out of High School


An unexamined life isn’t worth living. But, if you are like me, regrets can build up, leading to a present living in the past. Rehashing the past for too long isn’t healthy and can cause you to not enjoy the ...

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Stun a Mom with THIS Comment


We Need to Talk I made the mistake of starting my statement with, “I want to talk to you a minute about your son.” The smile on this mom’s face instantly disappeared. Slowly, she put down the kitchen towel she’d ...

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Hero Worship & Holy Emulation


Tens of thousands of linkings may take place almost instantly—through blogs, Twitter, texting, Facebook, and a dozen other sharing tools. This means that what a pastor does or says may be known in hours by hundreds of thousands of people ...

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Covering the Basics


How Can I Build a Good Foundation with the Basics? A common question plagues nearly every homeschool parent during their homeschool years: Am I teaching enough? We want to know that our curriculum choices are building a strong foundation for our children, ...

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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, ...

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Teaching Methods


One of the greatest benefits to homeschooling is the ability to teach your children in a way and at a pace that works best for them. There are as many ways to do this as there are homeschooling families, but ...

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