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When You Are Your Own Biggest Critic As a Homeschooler

“I’m failing my child.”  This thought barraged my mind the first year of homeschooling my daughter. As I fought to establish a school routine and complete assignments, I was met by the fierce will of a 5-year-old kindergartener who had … Continue reading

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A Reality Check for Your Deepest Homeschool Fears

By now, you know the drill: every once in a while, you read an article, talk to a homeschooling friend, or discover a new educational blog… and pretty soon your head is spinning. Should we do more? Better? Are we … Continue reading

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How Reading Sonlight Books Helps Children with Anxiety

When I was young, I remember being anxious. Not only was I scared of mice, snakes, and the usual assortment of phobia-inducing creatures, but I also was scared of going up and down stairs at night, worried about natural disasters … Continue reading

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Can I Homeschool? Practical Reassurance for Unsure Parents

When my oldest child was just shy of 4 years old, I was sure she was ready for kindergarten. She had known her shapes and colors for years, and could read. She could recite the alphabet and do basic addition. … Continue reading

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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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Test Drive Homeschooling this Summer: A DIY Guide for Families

I would be a millionaire if I had a dime for every time I’ve heard, “I would love to homeschool. I just don’t think I could do it.” Plenty of parents see the value in homeschooling and are drawn to … Continue reading

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3 Common Myths about Big Box Homeschool Curriculum

I knew I wanted to homeschool my children before my first was even born. Volunteering as a veterinarian in local wildlife centers and spay/neuter clinics gave me the opportunity to meet some amazing homeschooling families and see firsthand the many … Continue reading

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