When reflecting on my homeschooling journey, I can identify five crucial decisions that have had a profound impact on my family's education experience. These decisions have shaped a sustainable and enjoyable path for my six children, ranging in age from 7 to 16. In this blog post, I'll delve into the five key choices I made that have truly made a difference and provided fruitful results.
One of the best decisions I made was to prioritize character development, manners, etiquette, and Bible studies over strict academic pursuits during the early years of homeschooling. While academic skills like reading and counting are important, I recognized that fostering qualities like integrity, honesty, and obedience is equally vital. These traits lay the foundation for a successful and sustainable homeschooling journey.
I found that teaching these values during a child's formative years, before the age of seven, has a significant impact on...
If you're a parent who has decided to homeschool your children, you know how important it is to have the right tools and resources to create an effective learning environment. Fortunately, Amazon offers a wide selection of products that can make homeschooling easier and more enjoyable for both you and your kids.
Here are our top picks for the best homeschooling products on Amazon:
1. Kindle Paperwhite - If you're looking for a device to help your child read more books, the Kindle Paperwhite is an excellent choice. It's lightweight, easy to use, and has a long battery life. Plus, it's easy to download books from Amazon's vast selection.
2. Grammarly - Grammarly is an online tool that can help your child improve their writing skills. It's a great way to catch spelling and grammar errors before they become ingrained habits. This is especially important for homeschoolers who don't have a teacher to correct their mistakes.
3. Khan Academy - Khan Academy offers free, high-quality online...
Are you thinking of homeschooling your child in 2023? You're not alone. With the pandemic still affecting our daily lives, more and more families are considering homeschooling as a viable option for their children's education. Homeschooling has been growing in popularity over the years, and with the new year approaching, it's time to take a look at the homeschooling trends for 2023.
Homeschooling has come a long way since it first began in the 1970s. Today, it's a viable alternative to traditional schooling, with more and more families choosing to homeschool their children every year. Homeschooling allows parents to take control of their children's education and tailor it to their child's unique needs and interests. In this article, we'll take a look at the top homeschooling trends for 2023.
1. Online Learning
2. Personalized Curriculums
4. Learning Pods
5. Socialization Opportunities
6. Emphasis on Soft Skills
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If you have children in preschool age, you are in what I like to call the “thick of it” , the most demanding part of a woman's life. If you also add older children and/or babies to the mix, you are on Defcon 1.
At any time war can be imminent and you need to be at maximum readiness when physically you could feel the most depleted. In this video I am going to share with you what I did while being pregnant every other year for over a decade. What works, is enough, is effective without spinning your wheels. The last thing you want to do is spend all your energy digging a hole in the winter when the ground is frozen solid, when you could have just waited until spring when you could have gotten the same result with a lot less effort and time. Before we jump into the tips, just know if you feel overwhelmed, if you feel like you lack support, encouragement, help…you are not alone.
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Does the Robinson Curriculum require 5 or 6 year olds to have 2 hours of math, 2 hours of phonics and reading and 1 hour of writing?”No! Those study requirements as a goal which each child works toward. Do you get anxiety at the thought of adding homeschooling to the mix, when you feel like you are in the thick of it in a physically and mentally demanding season of life?
Take a deep breath, and keep calm. Remember you already have been homeschooling from birth and I’m sure have already taught your kids several important life skills, so have confidence that you can also do this too and it doesn’t have to cost much time, money or sanity. So what’s the best way to start formal academic homeschooling to get them working independently that long? In this video I am going to go over the basics of how to start homeschooling and I will share my bias with you up front. Efficiency is doing things correctly, but effectiveness is choosing the right...
Homeschooling is one of those things that can get expensive, overwhelming, and stressful really fast. Here are some quick reminders why you need to keep things simple and just focus on the acquisition of skills, vs knowledge. Reading, Writing and Arithmetic is enough to build a strong foundation for any future endeavors.
PLAN ONLY ONE DAY AT A TIME
Do not try to live more than one day at a time. From sunrise to sunrise is a perfect circle. Simply make that day as complete as you can. Glance over the next day's record at nightfall. Take stock of blunders and omissions and during the coming day, set them as nearly right as you can. Take stock of the blenders and omissions, think about the things you did right and wrong.? Then think about how you can make it right the next day and sleep peacefully.
DO NOT FRET
Do not dwell on the fact that you may not accomplish this or that in a year or in the season. Continue adding a little and you will form a great heap. This is...
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