How Do Homeschoolers Socialize?

How Do Homeschoolers Socialize?

But How Will Our Homeschoolers Socialize?! I doubt there is a homeschooling parent who has not heard the following sentence from friends, family, and strangers when they mention they are homeschooling: “But how do you expect your child to socialize with other...
But How Will Our Homeschoolers Socialize?!

But How Will Our Homeschoolers Socialize?!

I doubt there is a homeschooling parent who has not heard the following sentence from friends, family, and strangers when they mention they are homeschooling: “But how do you expect your child to socialize with other children?!” As a pastor myself, I always try to...
Cruise Control vs Defensive Driving – A Homeschool Metaphor

Cruise Control vs Defensive Driving – A Homeschool Metaphor

Cruise Control vs. Defensive Driving: Metaphor for my Current Season of Homeschooling A recent long distance road trip provided an invaluable lesson for our homeschool season right now. I was driving a brand new rental car with all the bells and whistles. I was...
Unexpected Perks of Homeschool

Unexpected Perks of Homeschool

Finding Unexpected Perks as a New Homeschool Family I have to admit that when I began homeschooling, I was concerned that I would never have any time to myself and that this fact would drive me a little crazy over time. While it is true that I have close to zero “me...
Twas the night before homeschool

Twas the night before homeschool

‘Twas the night before the first night of homeschool and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, save for a very nervous mother. After over a year of my son struggling in school, after over a year of him being miserable every day and crying going onto the...
Current Climate of Homeschooling in Connecticut

Current Climate of Homeschooling in Connecticut

Homeschooling in Connecticut is rather easy and without constraint. Thanks to many wise people that defended our freedom to homeschool, there is little we have to worry about in regards to meeting state regulations. Based on the data from the...
Interview with a 7th Grade Homeschooler

Interview with a 7th Grade Homeschooler

When I think back to my 7th grade year, I cringe with moments of embarrassment and stress. I am always a little confused about the people that say they enjoyed middle school….how is that even possible? Now that my daughter is that age, I was interested to see if...
Homeschool Fitness Ideas

Homeschool Fitness Ideas

I remember almost flunking an assignment that was given to the class by our fifth-grade teacher. We were supposed to come up with a physical fitness routine we could do at home. There were certain criteria we were supposed to meet, none of which I remember now. But I...
Avoiding the Homeschool Comparison Trap

Avoiding the Homeschool Comparison Trap

We are all aware of the dangers of comparing ourselves or our kids with others, so why do we do it? Areas of Comparison Over the years I have personally struggled with comparing myself to others. From the locker room, to my home, to church—everywhere there were people...
What to Add to Homeschooling

What to Add to Homeschooling

If you have been homeschooling for any length of time you’ve heard the old argument of socialization.  However, the majority of homeschoolers are the most social people you will ever meet. We are always looking for the next opportunity for our kids to learn new things...

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