Category: Schools of Thought

Why we homeschool

The main reason why we continue to homeschool has not changed in 14 years. It is to allow our children to learn at their own pace without holding them back OR ostracizing them for weak areas. To be able to spend extra time and effort in subjects that need work and to launch them in areas of strength.

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Are you qualified to homeschool?

Some states require homeschooling parents to have a high school diploma or GED, but many states have no educational qualifications for homeschool parents. If some people we encounter knew that this was the minimal amount of education legally needed to homeschool, they might roll their eyes and think homeschooled children are merely sliding by with the bare minimum.

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Celebrating 100 Days

Many of us officially begin the start of the new homeschooling year sometime in the late summer/early fall. That means now is about the time that you’ll reach 100 days of schooling for the year. That means it’s time to celebrate!

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Letting Go: When Your Curriculum Isn’t Working

I think most every homeschooling mama has been there. You’ve found the perfect Science series for your daughters. It fits right in with your Classical education style, it goes along with the History period you’re studying, it has experiments and diagrams and has a good emphasis on scientific vocabulary. It was perfect…in theory….on paper.

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Is Your Homeschool Flexible Enough?

Recently our homeschool group said goodbye to a family who will soon be moving out of state. I like this family. Scratch that. My whole family likes this family. The parents have worked hard to instill Christ-like character into their children. But, when problems do occur they are quick to offer guidance and restoration These families are not easy to find!

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