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Record Keeping While Homeschooling

Record Keeping While Homeschooling

The specific rules and regulations on record keeping for your homeschool vary by state. Some
states require vigorous record keeping while other states are very lax in their demands. Finding
out exactly what your own home state requires is your first matter of business.

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The Ultimate Guide to High School Homeschooling

The Ultimate Guide to High School Homeschooling

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High School Homeschooling Credit

High School Homeschooling Credit

The idea of homeschooling through high school is often the tipping point in many homeschoolers decision to quit in their child’s eighth-grade year, fearful that they are not qualified to teach their child, especially in areas such as science, math, and foreign language. Others, on the other hand, have no idea how to tackle high school credits.

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Homeschooling Advantages and Disadvantages

Homeschooling Advantages and Disadvantages

As families embark on a new homeschooling journey, it’s important to know that there are both
advantages and disadvantages. Of course, for many families, the advantages far outweigh the
disadvantages, given the result of the process. But we’ll go into a little more detail as we proceed
through this article.

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Tips for Homeschooling in Winter

Tips for Homeschooling in Winter

As any veteran homeschooler can tell you, homeschooling in the winter can require a lot of effort and
encouragement for all parties involved. The good news is that just like with other slumps you’re sure to experience throughout your homeschooling career, you’ll get over this one too!

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Homeschooling Nature Studies for Winter

Homeschooling Nature Studies for Winter

Some things can only be studied in the winter. That’s why it’s always important to keep an open mind
and schedule in plenty of time to get those nature studies underway. That’s what we’re going to talk
about in today’s blog: winter nature study ideas.

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Homeschooling After the Holidays

Homeschooling After the Holidays

Now that the slower pace and the fun that surrounds holiday decorations and meals and traveling are
through, it’s not completely uncommon to feel a bit sluggish. The good news is, we have some tips that
will make the entire process, if not perfect, then just a little bit easier.

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The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Middle Grades

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Middle Grades

There are no doubts that homeschooling your middle-grade children will be incredibly beneficial to both you and your child. If you’ve been homeschooling the entire educational process, then you already know some of those benefits. But even if you are just getting started on the homeschooling journey, there are still amazing days ahead.

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The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Preschool

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Preschool

If you’ve found yourself here, then you’ve obviously decided to homeschool right from the start. So, first: congratulations! You’ve taken an excellent first step in your child’s academic future.

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The Ultimate Guide for Homeschoolers Who Want to Quit

The Ultimate Guide for Homeschoolers Who Want to Quit

The idea of “quitting” is actually more common among homeschooling parents than you might think. And it’s not just the ones who have been doing it long enough to feel burned out.

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The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Socialization

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Socialization

In reality, homeschooled children not only have more opportunities for socialization, but they also have a larger diversity in that socialization. Children in public schools get to socialize with same-age peers and a few adults, but homeschooled children spend time around people of all ages and in a variety of settings.

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The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Curriculum

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Curriculum

As a homeschooling parent, you’ll probably spend a great deal of time picking out the perfect homeschooling curriculum. However, if you’re a new homeschooler, you likely have a boatload of questions. Today, I hope to answer many of those questions by presenting you with The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Curriculum.

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The Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Conventions

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Conventions

A homeschooling convention could be just what the doctor ordered for all homeschoolers. Whether you’re just starting out and have yet to embark on the first year, or you’re a veteran with tons of experience, there’s always something new to learn from attending one of these spectacular events.

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The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Styles

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Styles

Just as your child’s specific learning style is very important to the success of your homeschool, so your homeschooling style is just as important. The two should certainly go together since you wouldn’t want to teach in a way that is in direct opposition to the way your child learns.

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The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Special Needs

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Special Needs

With this guide, we hope to encourage those who have started to think they might not be cut out for this, as well as offering advice and encouragement to those who are heading into their first year of homeschooling. The bottom line is, you can do this.

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The Ultimate Guide to Learning Styles

The Ultimate Guide to Learning Styles

Before homeschooling, you may have never heard about “learning styles” but that’s not surprising. Here's some information you might want to know.

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling

If you’ve already decided to homeschool, you’ve won half the battle. If your mind is not yet made up, then hopefully this guide is intended to help you clear those final hurdles that have been hindering you to this point.

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The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Advantages

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Advantages

We will break down some of the most common advantages, and include a few that you may not have even thought about.

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This Is Only a Test!

This Is Only a Test!

A young homeschool mom came to me for advice concerning her oldest child, a sophomore in high school. “He totally bombed his chemistry test!” she exclaimed.

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Why I Started Homeschooling

Why I Started Homeschooling

As I was thinking about what to write for this article, my son suggested that I talk about why I started homeschooling. A “start from the beginning” if you will. I thought that was a good idea because as I spoke to parents during the Great Homeschool Conventions last year, I got so many questions from people who were just starting out or who were thinking about starting their homeschool journey.

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Six Ways to Teach Kids Accountability

Six Ways to Teach Kids Accountability

We love our kids and we will do anything for them. We want to protect them. We want to help them. But sometimes, in our effort to do these things, we take away their ability to experience life. We take away their ability to experience consequences. And worse yet, we take away their ability to take responsibility for their actions.

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Learning Styles: Revolutionizing Your Student’s Relationship to School

Learning Styles: Revolutionizing Your Student’s Relationship to School

Have you ever wondered why reading the story yourself instead of someone relaying it to you helps you comprehend the information better? It’s because you’re most likely a visual learner! Everyone has their own learning style. To succeed in school, relationships, jobs, etc., it is best to know your specific style and follow related practices that help you succeed!

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Homeschooling: It’s Worth the Tears

Homeschooling: It’s Worth the Tears

When I give talks at homeschool conventions, I generally tell the audience that I am working with homeschoolers today because while I was on the faculty at Ball State University, I started getting homeschool graduates in my chemistry and physics classes. At the time, I didn’t know anything about homeschooling. However, I started getting students who were truly head-and-shoulders above their peers, and when I learned about their backgrounds, I found out that they had been homeschooled. That led me to research homeschooling, and I came to the conclusion that it is the best way to educate most students.

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Homeschool Graduates and University

Homeschool Graduates and University

When people ask me why I started working with homeschoolers, I tell them it’s because I saw the products of home education, and they really impressed me. While I was on the faculty at Ball State University, I had students who graduated from public schools, students who graduated from private schools, and students who graduated from homeschools.

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Help! My Homeschool Child Was Bullied

Help! My Homeschool Child Was Bullied

He slowly walked along the sidewalk with his face pointed down to avoid eye contact. I reached for his chin when he got closer and noticed redness around his eyes.

I asked quietly, “Is everything okay? You look upset.”

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