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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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