Do your kids love to read? Do they hate to read? Reading leads to the improvement of so many different skills, from spelling to grammar and even creativity and imagination. If your kids hate to read, don’t despair! there are ways you can make it more fun. I actually have 3 children that don’t like to read. It’s weird for me, because I am such an avid reader! I just cannot understand HOW someone can dislike reading. But, 3 of my kids don’t. I think it’s my fault. The only difference between them and my 2 who love to...Read More
Whether you are currently homeschooling and feeling like you’re not doing a good enough job, or if you are considering homeschooling but don’t think you’re capable, just know that you CAN do this! Today I’m going to share with you some of the insecurities I have had (and still do!), and refute every one of them. This post will be just as much for me as it is for you. The Public School Measuring Stick Insecurities abound in the parenting world, whether you’re a homeschooling mom or not. But when you’re responsible for your child’s entire life, especially their...Read More
We all know that lack of socialization is a common homeschooling myth. What are some of the other popular ones out there? Recently, I shared an article on the Homeschooling for Free’s Facebook page discussing the so-called “negative aspects” of homeschooling. The article was not well researched, and in fact, mostly false. It’s articles like these that perpetuate the negative image our society has of homeschooling. So with that in mind, I wanted to discuss some of the common misconceptions, from a homeschooler’s point of view. 1. Homeschooling Kids Lack Socialization Perhaps the most common misconception is that homeschooled...Read More
Perhaps one of the biggest advantages of homeschooling is that we can use our children’s specific learning styles to make learning more effective and enjoyable for them. So what are these learning styles, and how do you determine which one fits your child best? There are 3 basic learning styles that homeschooling families should be aware of: audio, visual and kinesthetic. Those that fall in the audio category learn best by listening and talking, visual learners need visual aids, whether we provide them or they picture images in their heads. Kids in the kinesthetic learning style category learn best...Read More
Homeschooling through the high school years scares a lot of families. In fact, I know a lot of people who home school their children until high school, then put them in public school. But it doesn’t have to be scary! I, too, have a new high school student as of this fall, so I am going to walk through the 4 year high school curriculum planning process with you. Are you ready? Let’s get started! Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Read Part 3 Read Part 4 Read Part...Read More
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