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.

50 Practical But Under-appreciated Homeschool Ideas

Making the most of Sonlight means seeing the content from fresh angles, rebuilding habits to rehabilitate forgotten ideas, and safeguarding a peaceful home-life. When it’s time to restructure and reinvigorate, consider these ideas for a new lease on the homeschool … Continue reading

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Why I Use Sonlight in My Charlotte Mason Homeschool

When my husband and I were preparing for our wedding, we attended premarital counseling at the home of a friend and colleague who was also a pastor. What stands out most in my memory from that short period was this … Continue reading

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Homeschooling the Child Who Won’t Listen: Deschooling

There is hardly a more frustrating parenting experience than asking my child to do something for the seventh time, in vain. Not only does it feel like a parenting failure, but it simply hurts my feelings. Seeing as we all … Continue reading

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Teaching History from Multiple Perspectives for 30 Years

Since our founding 30 years ago, Sonlight has affirmed that children need to learn from multiple perspectives to truly understand history.  That’s why our homeschool curriculum is based on great books, sometimes called living books—not textbooks. With a Sonlight History … Continue reading

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5 Ways Homeschooling Is Not Like Quarantine-schooling

If you struggled for three months this spring with what you thought was homeschooling because your children were doing schoolwork at home, consider this: Quarantine-schooling is not the same thing as homeschooling. Here are five key ways that they are different. And as … Continue reading

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You Have What it Takes to Homeschool

Parenting can be overwhelming. Here you are, expected to raise these little people to adulthood. You must feed, clothe, shelter, love, protect, guide, and nurture them. Sometimes I marvel that any of us are up for the task. One mom … Continue reading

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To Those on the Fence about Homeschooling after Coronavirus Lockdown

Quarantine-schooling and homeschooling are apples and oranges, but multitudes of parents have taken this period with kids at home as a snapshot of what a home education means. Before you take the snapshot seriously, take a step back and view … Continue reading

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