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Mapping a Sonlight Education Year by Year

It’s time for some brutal honesty here...Chances are, you aren’t going to be able to do every single Sonlight level. I know! It’s a real bummer. They all look so good, and trust me, we haven’t found a lemon in … Continue reading

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7 Keys to a Smoother Homeschool Day

For many homeschool parents, half of the struggle is finding the time to do everything: reading and spelling and changing the baby and cooking meals... The list is endless. Especially when young children are involved, disruptions are common and can … Continue reading

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How Taper Scheduling Increases Your Child’s Confidence

Taper scheduling is for students with a lingering problem subject for families who feel like we’re stuck in a rut for homeschool parents who have snapped at a child recently, after explaining the same thing for the umpteenth time If you’re … Continue reading

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17 Scheduling Tips for Homeschooling the Very Large Family

A few years ago, in part due to foster care and health issues among family members, we had eleven children under age twelve at our house every day for close to a year. Growing from four children to eleven almost … Continue reading

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From Public School to Homeschool: What Counts as School?

In public school, it’s easy to quantify school time. School time is from the time you arrive to the time you leave, approximately seven hours or so. Defining school hours gets a little murky, though, when we begin talking about … Continue reading

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No More Skipping or Forgetting Timeline and Mapping Activities

"Already they are making connections when we add new stickers and they notice what else is already on the page!" —Cynthia H. of Champaign, IL "One of our favorite parts of Sonlight curriculum is using the maps. I am a … Continue reading

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How to Run an Orderly Homeschool Without Being a Tyrant

Years from now, what will our kids remember about their homeschool experience?  Chances are that instead of remembering every book, fact, and project, our children will keenly remember how we made them feel during the homeschool day.  They’ll remember the … Continue reading

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