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.

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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Charlotte Mason's Ways Applied to a Modern Sonlight Homeschool

Charlotte Mason was a school teacher in England during the late 1800s. Her dissatisfaction with the education practices of her day impelled her to devise a new method of teaching that would provide a broad curriculum to all her students, … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Homeschool Curriculum

"Sonlight's Instructor's Guides, ready-made science kits, and everything in one box has made it so much easier than I ever imagined to teach my children. You can't go wrong when choosing to go with an All-Subjects Package from Sonlight!" -Becky … Continue reading

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3 Steps for Teaching Multiple Ages to Learn Independently

“Mom, can you read this to me?” “Mom, can you help me with this?” “Mom, I have a question!” You probably hear these words from your own children, like I do, many times every school day. I find I am … Continue reading

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How We Tried 7 Homeschool Philosophies and Settled on Sonlight

When I first started homeschooling, it never occurred to me to adapt to a particular homeschool philosophy. I hadn’t even realized that they existed! I simply ordered every single homeschool catalog I could get my hands on. When I found … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Get Dad Involved in the Homeschool Day

Homeschool families come in all varieties! In some, homeschool duties are split equally by parents while in others the father is the main homeschooler. But many families are like mine growing up—Dad worked a demanding job and attended graduate school … Continue reading

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