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Does Learning Have to Be Painful?

Some educators seem to suggest: “Learning is painful. Get used to it.” They expect kids to learn to grit their teeth and persevere. And yes, education may be hard. Perseverance is a valuable skill. But should that be our starting point … Continue reading

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7 Seemingly Insignificant Homeschool Perks that Make a Big Difference

Karson (6) reads from with his super hero costume on. "As a first time homeschool mom, I was very timid when deciding whether to choose to homeschool. After researching Sonlight, I came to love how the program is run and … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics–An Alphabetical Guide to Homeschooling

Whether you’re just starting off on this journey of homeschooling and need a little guidance or have been at it a while and need a pep talk, sometimes it’s good to review the basics. What better way for a homeschooler … Continue reading

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Letting Kids Learn Their Way: Even with Loud Music or Upside Down

Several years ago, my son asked if he could listen to music while he did his math. He didn’t want soothing background to muffle other noises or even some upbeat classical tunes to keep him energized—either of which would have … Continue reading

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A Thoughtful Exposé of the "What About Socialization?" Question

I’m a second-generation homeschooler, so I’ve heard questions people ask homeschoolers for as long as I can remember. Curiosity comes in waves, and some of the most commonly asked topics tend to evolve over the years. A few questions, though, … Continue reading

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4 Reasons You Will Never Regret Homeschooling

Dear homeschool mom, you will never regret homeschooling your child. I don't know the reasons why you chose to homeschool your child, but I imagine they aren't too far from mine. At the core, I want more for my children. … Continue reading

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I Came Back to Sonlight Because I Love My Freedom

As we approached the end of our homeschool year, I did what all homeschooling moms do—I considered which curriculum to select for the next school year. In my household the end of the school year is a time of reflection to evaluate what is … Continue reading

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