Tag Archives: Homeschooling

4 Ways to Use the Power of Routine in Your Homeschool Day

Every single morning, I do the same thing. I do it almost without thinking as I am usually still half, if not fully, asleep. I go to the bathroom, change into the clothes I laid out the night before, brush … Continue reading

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When You Are Disappointed: Homeschool Visions vs. Reality

You had a picture in your mind of what your homeschool day would look like. After eating a nutritious breakfast, your children would dutifully go to their books. The older children would work independently while you did phonics activities with … Continue reading

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Bigger Than Goals: Why You Need a Homeschool Mission Statement

"Our Sonlight books get so much use! Elijah loves to look at the illustration-rich books during his free time. So grateful for Sonlight's amazing book choices that make learning so fun for our children!" Tracy M. of Germantown, MD What … Continue reading

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7 Keys for an Extraordinary Education at Home

Parents choose to homeschool precisely because they want their children to excel and to make a place for themselves in the world. But many parents copy what the public school is doing, buying desks and a stack of workbooks. This … Continue reading

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3 Outside-the-box Learning Activities When You Need a Day of Fun

Although learning is fun and Sonlight is a wonderfully delightful way to homeschool, there are times when you or your kids get in a rut. On those days when motivation is waning or bad attitudes are cropping up, a small … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Not to Advance a Child to a Higher Level

Your child is an advanced reader or otherwise shows being far beyond grade level. Wonderful, right? Because you homeschool, you can zoom that child ahead a grade or two, skipping the grades where your child has already mastered the material! … Continue reading

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Salvaging Your Homeschool Day in Twenty Minute Increments

Do you or your children ever find yourselves completely lacking motivation to work on school assignments or feeling so discouraged by all that needs to be done that you don’t even know where to begin? It certainly happens in our … Continue reading

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