Category Archives: Homeschool Basics

Homeschool 101, getting started, and articles for those new to homeschooling. Here are the basics every homeschool parent wonders about and needs to have clarity on.

How To Overcome Your Fear of Homeschooling

Liam (age 6), mastering math "When we decided to homeschool our oldest, one of my hesitations was math. I'd never really enjoyed it, much less taught it, but Sonlight offered so many great curriculum options that I felt we couldn't … Continue reading

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How To Help Your Child Do What You Say

Homeschooling, and parenting in general, would be so much easier without resistance, rebellion, and whining. Wouldn’t it be awesome if our children did what we told them to do? While we can’t eliminate all of the struggles-of-the-will in our homeschool, … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Give Your Homeschool a Progress Report

“Okay, let’s do the AAR,” my husband said after a church event our family had organized. We gathered in the living room and one by one gave our two cents, down to our youngest child. “I really liked when we … Continue reading

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How to Make a Mid-Year Switch to Homeschooling with Sonlight

#SONLIGHTSTORIES "After two years of using a computer/video-based curriculum, something wasn’t working for us. The program left no space for fun, exploring, or developing my little one's interests. Most of all, our relationship began to suffer. Our homeschool day consisted … Continue reading

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5 Systems for Putting Your Household on Autopilot

When I was younger, one of my favorite cartoons was The Jetson’s. I loved how they lived, suspended in the air and flying their cars around. One of the best parts about living in the future, as I saw it, … Continue reading

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5 Principles for Dealing with Homeschool Behavior Problems

When we first begin homeschooling, it’s easy to imagine breezy days of sweet Read-Alouds and smiling children. If you’re lucky, the first few days can be like that. But it can be a rude awakening when reality sets in and … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Make Bible Memorization Natural in Your Homeschool

One of the most powerful aspects of Sonlight curriculum is the Bible memorization included in the History / Bible / Literature programs. When your child meditates on and memorizes Scripture, he is storing gold in the savings account of his … Continue reading

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