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Yes, Homeschoolers Can Get into College!

When my oldest was five, we went to the doctor for his annual well-check. The pediatrician’s receptionist was an acquaintance, and immediately asked, “Where will your son be attending kindergarten this fall?” I told her we had decided to homeschool. … Continue reading

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How Homeschooling Can Prep Teens for Leadership

Can you name one surprising thing influential leaders such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and others have in common? They all spent their teen years in a similar fashion. Check out this intriguing 2015 article from Time about … Continue reading

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Help! My High Schooler Hasn't Been Doing His Work!

You know you’re a little behind in checking those Creative Writing assignments, but every day, your high schooler has his Sonlight Student Guide out, and a book in his face. You’ve seen him at the computer, day in and day … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Pre-teen Boys: 8 Guidelines That Bring Peace

It’s happening before my very eyes: my charming, compliant adolescent son is being replaced by a slightly less appealing version—a version that bristles at instruction and grits his teeth at disliked tasks. To be blunt, homeschooling my pre-teen boy is not … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Motivate the Dawdling Teenager to Get Homeschool Done

Raising teenagers gets a bad rap. Ask most moms and they will let you in on a huge secret—raising and homeschooling teens is one of the most rewarding phases of parenting! You finally start to see the fruit of years … Continue reading

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Where Are They Now: Kiera-Lee Hayes

This post is part of the Where Are They Now series in which we hear the stories of long-time Sonlight users who are now thriving young adults. Kiera-Lee is the eldest of our four children and the first Sonlighter in the … Continue reading

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Where Are They Now: Tegan Duke

This post is part of the Where Are They Now series in which we hear the stories of long-time Sonlight users who are now thriving young adults. Tegan of Cape Town, South Africa has been homeschooled all her life. She began … Continue reading

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