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4 Must Haves for High School

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Back to School Necessities I love to shop in August. As a parent who homeschools, I am tickled, for lack of a better word, by the marketing of everything as a “back to school” necessity. Towels, computers, small appliances, health ...

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Man on the Street: Common Homeschool Questions

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Common Homeschool Questions Everything you ever wanted to know about homeschooling, but were afraid to ask — Well, we asked these common homeschool questions for you! Common Homeschool Questions Man on the Street asks homeschool parents in the trenches for ...

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Am I Breaking My Kids and Ruining Their Futures?

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I said I would never homeschool. Homeschoolers were freaks, most certainly ruining their children’s futures. I last said those fateful words the Monday before Valentine’s Day, 1997. I guess God’s still laughing. It took 1.5 years of schooling the “real” way ...

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A Different Approach to Grammar

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The traditional approach to teaching grammar can result in needless repetition and years and years spent on a small (but important) subject. Analytical Grammar offers a way that will free up time and help your kids "get it."

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Can Homeschoolers Police Themselves?

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When your response to everything that is wrong with the world is to say, ‘there ought to be a law,’ you are saying that you hold freedom very cheap. — Dr. Thomas Sowell Several years ago, I sat in a ...

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More Ludicrous Than Lovely

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Homeschool Reality Ah, September, the month in which I realize, year after year, that my idyllic dreams of homeschooling are so, so far removed from reality. Even though I’ve done this for well over a decade now, each summer brings ...

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Overwhelmed Starting Out?

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Why do you homeschool? The answers vary. Initially for us, it was for my children to have a childhood. I saw that the elementary schools were starting to pile on homework. I don’t remember having much homework until middle and ...

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Don’t Read About Science. DO Science.

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Learning Science By Doing Science I’m not a big fan of textbooks. There. I said it. I think that giving a kid textbook before high school may be some sort of cosmic brain trust crime. And I’m not just talking ...

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Clay Wonders

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Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ann, Queen of Task-Oriented Homeschooling. What exactly does a task-oriented homeschooler look like? Well, first, I must have a curriculum guide to work from. If I had to pull it all together ...

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The Isolated Homeschooler: Tips and Encouragement

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Co-ops. Associations. Enrichment classes. Homeschool play dates. Mother’s Day Out with homeschool classes. Do you ever hear those words and want to scream, “It’s not fair! Why can’t I have those opportunities?” Or am I the only isolated homeschooler who ...

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