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From Public School to Homeschool: Deschooling

You’re toying with the idea of homeschooling. You’re beginning to imagine what it could look like to school at home instead of sending your kids back to public school. You may be searching online for some school desks and chairs. … Continue reading

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How to Make a Mid-Year Switch to Homeschooling with Sonlight

#SONLIGHTSTORIES "After two years of using a computer/video-based curriculum, something wasn’t working for us. The program left no space for fun, exploring, or developing my little one's interests. Most of all, our relationship began to suffer. Our homeschool day consisted … Continue reading

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Stories from New Homeschoolers: Celebrating School Choice!

Jan. 24-31, 2022 is School Choice Week, a time when Americans celebrate their freedom to choose how to educate their children whether it's in a public school, private school, charter school, homeschooling, distance learning, or some other hybrid set-up. In … Continue reading

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Switching from Public School to Homeschool: How to Make the Transition

To say I was a reluctant homeschooler is an understatement. When my husband suggested we switch to homeschool, I said, “You’re not going to enslave me like that! No way!” As an introvert, I did not want to be stuck … Continue reading

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Stories from New Homeschoolers: Schools Are Open Again. Now What?

As life is slowly returning to normal after Covid-19 upheaval, it’s natural to start thinking ahead to the next school year. We asked families who chose to homeschool in 2020 because of the pandemic about their plans for educating their … Continue reading

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3 Reasons I'll Keep Homeschooling Even After Covid-19

We sent our kids to public school for the first five years of their education. In many ways, it was a good experience for us. Our kids learned to read and learned their math facts. They performed well on state … Continue reading

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My Journey from Public School Booster to Homeschooler

Like so many parents, my husband and I entered the 2020-2021 school year full of concerns about educating our children. As graduates of the public education system, we prioritized living in a neighborhood within an excellent school district. We both … Continue reading

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