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A2Z Homeschool - THE A-to-Z of Homeschooling
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Beginning to home school a child is a very difficult. Take a look at the information here and just do one item at a time. Before you know it you will be up and running.

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Acting Confident as you Homeschool

Acting Confident as you Homeschool

We like to exude confidence in our decision, even if we ever have misgivings, little niggling misgivings about "what if I'd made another choice!?"
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Apples and Oranges – Rocks and Pears – Schools and Homeschools

Have you ever thought about what makes homeschooling such a unique approach to living and learning with our children? Have you ever considered why it changes our lives in ways no other educational option can?
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Beginning to Homeschool

Beginning to Homeschool

As a new homeschooler, you may often wonder if you will ever feel at ease teaching your own. You will! Where to start looking for homeschooling advice and information. How to homeschool legally in your state or locality.
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Conference Conundrum

Tips for having a grand time at a homeschool conference or convention. “co-nun-drum: an intricate and difficult problem syn see mystery.” –Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary By Ann Zeise The season of conferences, conventions and curriculum fairs is once again upon us. So why so many different names? The inclusive (“We don’t care what your religion...
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Deschooling

Deschooling

Help understanding the need for a down time after leaving school and starting to homeschool. This period of time is called deschooling.
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Family Life Homeschooling

Articles detailing Family Life Homeschooling. Dear Uncle CHiN Boy, do I wish I could get my skeptical mother to support our decision to homeschool. Any suggestions? Signed, Still-Seeking-Parental-Approval-After-All-These-Years. Family Stories AN A TO Z RESOURCE Unschoolers tell what they aren’t doing on a daily basis. Grandparents’ Perspective Declare with confidence, “We can do it! We...
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Gaining Confidence in Your Homeschooling

As a new homeschooler, you may often wonder if you will ever feel at ease teaching your own. You will!
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Homeschool Blogs

A2Z Homeschool Blogs A2Z Homeschool Blogs AN A TO Z SERVICE A multiuser WordPress blog site for all those wishing to begin or move their homeschool blog and have the site marketing help of Ann Zeise and her support crew. Many templates and features to choose from. Video training to help you get started....
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Homeschool Dads Talk

Homeschool Dads Talk

Man-to-man articles about why fathers chose to homeschool their children with their wives or as the primary care taker. Dads write about the fun of homeschooling.
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Homeschool Moms

Mothers talk about the reasons why they homeschool their children, the benefits to moms homeschooling. Patience AN A TO Z ARTICLE By Barbara Frank. When people find out that I homeschool my children, they almost always say something along the lines of, “I could never do that. You must be a really patient person.”...
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Homeschool Newsletters

Periodic, subscription online publications of helpful homeschool newsletters and information. Homeschool Newsletters Ask Ann Newsletter When you subscribe to the Ask Ann Newsletter from the “Join! Get Newsletter!” drop-down menu in the top right of any page on this site, you’ll get a weekly newsletter on Thursdays with a homeschool question that one of...
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Homeschool Rooms

Is it time to convert your preschooler's playroom into a space for an older child to have all their educational resources handy in one space?
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Homeschool Social Networks

Join one or more of these homeschool social networks Share information with homeschoolers all over the world on these homeschool social networks. Fun With Kids Publication Social Networks Christian Social Networks General Social Networks for Secular Homeschoolers I’m hanging out on Social Networks, just like you! Just “Like” A2Z Homeschooling on Facebook or read...
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Homeschooling Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

Questions and Comments About Homeschooling AN A to Z ARTICLE An upset educator wrote me today. Her questions may be some you also have, so I thought I’d put them up online. “Am I Really Qualified to Teach My Own Children?” Some Thoughts on This Common and Provocative Question Would that homeschooling parents had...
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Homeschooling Guide

By Ann Zeise and Carol Moxley So many people have written, asking for my “Homeschooling Guide,” I figured I’d better write one! I hope this will help clarify some of the misconceptions about homeschooling, and promote a better understanding of what homeschoolers really do. I. What is homeschooling? a. Definition Homeschooling is a viable education alternative to institutional...
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Homeschooling Is Best

Some of us are looking forward to the start of school with glee, for now we’ll have the beaches and campgrounds to ourselves! We are the homeschoolers of the World. I was going to wait until nearer the end of the month for this topic, but the articles about homeschooling came out in the...
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Homeschooling Just For the Summer

Homeschooling Just For the Summer

Your son or daughter didn't do too well in school this past year and you want to help them catch up by homeschooling for the summer.
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Homeschooling Kindergarten

Advice and resources for starting homeschooling kindergarten aged children. Research Suggests Starting Science in Kindergarten A study finds that for students who have low levels of science knowledge in kindergarten, 62% struggle with science in third grade, and 54% struggle in eighth grade. Programs like Science4Us specialize in science for young children in K-2,...
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Homeschooling Pros and Cons

Homeschooling Pros and Cons

The disadvantages and advantages, pros and cons of homeschooling. Why not Homeschool? Objections you may hear about why you shouldn’t homeschool your children, and reasons you can give to counter these arguments. Discriminating, Elitist and Racist AN A to Z ARTICLE How can you respond when someone calls you these things? Socialization: The “S”...
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Homeschooling Videos from 2006

Online videos, usually the thoughts, opinions and daily life of homeschool families from early days of online video.
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Homeschooling, by Patricia M. Lines

What is Homeschooling? Each fall when school begins, a growing number of school-aged children do not head off to a classroom. Instead, they learn at home with their families or with other children in their communities. Homeschooling takes many forms, from a daily routine following a scheduled curriculum to child-led learning in which parents...
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How to Get Started Home Schooling

It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family. – Confucius. Thinking About It Homeschooling – It’s A Wonderful Life! I’ll tell you some of the things I started to dream of during that last school year, because those things all came true and then some. By Lillian...
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Lessons and Ideas Directory Page

How do I figure out what lessons my children should do? Assets 4 Learning Chose lessons based on your child’s strengths. He’s intelligent in his own way. She has a style of her own. Best Books For Kids Who (Think They) Hate To Read Advice on how to choose books that are just right for...
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Planning for Homeschooling is Like Planning a Vacation

Planning for Homeschooling is Like Planning a Vacation

Each family has their own ideas about the best vacation, and so they will for planning homeschooling, too. Q. I am overwhelmed about all the homeschool options out there. How do I plan what will be best for my family? A. Have you ever planned a family vacation? One where you need to take everyone’s...
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Set Up a Pretty Homeschooling Room.

Set Up a Pretty Homeschooling Room.

While we homeschool families do use the whole home, yard included, and whole world as our classroom, sometimes we like to dedicate a room or section of a room for organizing our homeschool “stuff”, a homeschooling room. Homeschooling Room Ideas on Pinterest While homeschooling can be done in any room, indoors or out, some...
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The Early Years – Homeschooling 2-6 year olds

The Early Years – Homeschooling 2-6 year olds

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire — W. B. Yeats K-2 Science Start science early and watch your child succeed HeartMath and the Magical Child Your guide’s review upon hearing Joseph Chilton Pearce speak. Homeschooling Kindergarten Links to essays with advice about homeschooling 5 year olds....
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The Homeschool Alternative

By Kris Bordessa In the last one hundred years the public school system has become the expected form of education for our children. But is there a viable alternative? Families who have chosen to buck the system, say yes, there is. Home based education ­ legal in all 50 states — is a growing...
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Toddlers and Preschoolers in Homeschool

Toddlers and Preschoolers in Homeschool

Activities for Toddlers Advice About Homeschooling with Toddlers Social Networks for Those Homeschooling Toddlers Tips for Frazzled Homeschool Moms AN A TO Z ARTICLE Now that we are teaching the oldest two of our four children, my wife, Mary, has had to develop an intricate strategy in order to have a productive day. By...
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What is Homeschooling?

Apples and Oranges – Rocks and Pears, Schools and Homeschools Have you ever thought about what makes homeschooling such a unique approach to living and learning with our children? Have you ever considered why it changes our lives in ways no other educational option can? Helen Hegener, HEM M/J 2004. Debunking the myths of...
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Where Do I Start with Homeschooling?

Why do you want to start homeschooling your children? So you’re considering homeschooling? Has it been the “year from hell” for your child at school? Is your little one just not ready to deal with crowds of unruly children in a public school situation? Perhaps your family situation or business would allow you to travel often, and you...
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