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  1. Toddler & Child
    When my son was two-years-old, he attended an early education center that required him to sit quietly for much of the day. When he was unable to do so, I decided to unschool. My first child had been at the early education center on my college campus when I went back to school. He was...
  2. Baby
    Recently I wrote a post about the unexpected ways I've found community through my kids. I shared that for me this was not part of my initial plan, that community had happened but was not something I had sought. That was a bit of an oversimplification, though. One particular response to that...
  3. Family Life
    The new school year is inching ever so close to many us, but for many parents, the question still remains- should I let my kids go back to school, and honestly? Will that even be an option? For many schools across the nation, school will look nothing like it did before COVID-19. Some schools...
  4. Judy Arnall
    Hi Everyone I am an unschooling/homeschooling expert. I didn't think I would homeschool past grade 7 because that is where my math ability ends. Yet, my kids wanted to keep going. Their first math class online was grade 7 or 8 and their first social studies, english classes were about grade...
  5. Florida, Georgia, Alabama
    Homeschooling, which is also known as home-education, is the act of educating kids at home which is usually conducted by a parent or tutor. Homeschooling used to be a way Catholic parents infuse religion into their children’s education, but today, more parents choose to homeschool their children...
  6. Family Life
    Any homeschooling parent will tell you that the options for curriculum are somewhat endless. You can search online, ask in homeschooling groups on Facebook, and even do your research on Pinterest and you will come up with several opinions on which is the "best" method of homeschooling. In the...
  7. Family Life
    Finding the right homeschooling model for your family may feel a bit like Cinderella's glass slipper: it may take a few tries to find the perfect fit. So which homeschooling model will be the right one? Check out the most common homeschooling models below. A Traditional Homeschooling...
  8. Family Life
    Wondering if you should homeschool your child? Like any educational choice, homeschooling pros and cons must be carefully considered. Many kids are homeschooled successfully, but there are homeschool advantages and disadvantages and it is not the right choice for every child or every parent...
  9. Family Life
    Inventors, artists, athletes, and forward thinkers are just a few of the famous individuals who thrived with a homeschool education. Check out these 10 notable homeschool celebrities! Alexander Graham Bell This famous inventor began his formative education as a homeschooler before...
  10. Family Life
    For Homeschoolers, board games are a great way to sneak in some quality learning time while having fun. As a homeschooling parent, I'm always looking for new ways to keep my kids engaged and find fun ways of reinforcing the concepts we're working on. And as homeschooled kids, sometimes my...
  11. Family Life
      New adventures can be intimidating at first, but always worth the journey. If you're considering homeschooling, you're in good company! A record number of families (nearly 3.4% of students nationwide) are currently being homeschooled in the United States. Over one million students are...
  12. Toddler & Child
    It's almost a bit ridiculous that it's come to this: trained clinicians having to 'prescribe' play to parents to encourage proper development. Yet, that's what the newest report from the American Academy of Pediatricians does - encourages pediatricians and clinicians to recommend 'play' as a...
  13. Toddler & Child
    Sometimes we want to give our kids a little bit of an edge when it comes to math skills. Whether it's to enrich or remediate, there are some fantastic books that can make math fun and easy! These are our ten favorite math books for kids! 1. Division/Subtraction/Addition Facts That Stick by...
  14. Toddler & Child
    Instead of taking three months off each summer, our family homeschools, allowing us a more flexible, year-round schedule. I always assumed I would give my kids the classic summer break. Growing up, I attended public school and waited for summer break anxiously, but our family homeschool looks...
  15. Toddler & Child
    What happens if you let your children direct their own schooling? How can you be an effective teacher when the student chooses the learning? We homeschool. Even though I was homeschooled as a child and this is my fourth year as a homeschooling mom, I waffle a lot with what it means to be my...
  16. Family Life
    There has long been a strong link between reading to young children and a boost in literacy skills, but now researchers have found a similar link between engaging young children in math activities at home and an increase in numeracy skills later on. But it's not flash cards and math drills that...
  17. Family Life
    You want to volunteer to make your community a better place, and you want your children to be part of that movement. But how do you find the right volunteer opportunities for this time in your family's life? Here are some awesome places to start! I am a perpetual volunteer. I am always the one...
  18. Family Life
    Bird watching is an easy and educational hobby to introduce to your kids. Try some of these tips to get your kids interested! Children love birds, and who can blame them? There are hundreds of birds native to North America, and many of them are colorful and interesting. Unfortunately, many...
  19. Family Life
    Volunteering with your kids helps them understand that they can make a difference in the lives of others. Here are some easy volunteer projects. Everyone, big or small, can make a difference in the lives of others, and it is important for our kids to understand that. Just because they are young...
  20. Toddler & Child
    Whether your child needs some extra practice or some enrichment in math, there are more and more resources available that not only meet kids' needs but offer a ton of fun in the process! Math was never my forte. I found it boring and complicated, and when I became a teacher, it was my least...
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