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.

Help! I'm Scared to Teach Math and Writing

Two subjects in particular can strike fear in a homeschool parent's heart: math and writing. You know they're crucial for your child's academic success. But you may doubt your ability to teach them well. Perhaps you struggled in these subjects … Continue reading

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Teach How Jesus Taught

How have children learned from the beginning of time? How did Jesus himself teach his followers? Through stories, in the context of relationship. And that is just what Sonlight comes alongside you to help you do. We help you teach … Continue reading

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If my kids don’t beg for school, can they still love to learn?

You’ve probably heard it: Love to Learn, Love to Teach, Guaranteed. I get great joy from helping families love to learn together. But you may wonder what it actually means to love to learn? What does that look like? Do … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Ease Your Transition from Public School to Homeschool

To say I was a reluctant homeschooler is an understatement. When my husband suggested we homeschool, I said, “You’re not going to enslave me like that! No way!” As an introvert, I did not want to be stuck with my … Continue reading

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Three Must-Haves for Your Homeschool Room

The most wonderful thing about homeschooling is also also the most difficult thing about homeschooling: Learning is implanted in real life and real relationships. Sometimes I have to stop reading in the middle of a chapter in order to change … Continue reading

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What Is Socialization?

Socialization is a word that we homeschoolers often come to dread, probably because it’s the focus of much criticism for our chosen educational philosophy. There’s probably not a single homeschooler out there who hasn’t heard, “But what about socialization?” Often, … Continue reading

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3 Questions That Help You Find the Right Homeschool Curriculum

Liam is excited about all the books in his homeschool curriculum. Curriculum choices can overwhelm even the most seasoned homeschooler. As you know, there are many options, creating even more confusion when it comes to narrowing the choice to only one. … Continue reading

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