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Begin to Homeschool

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.

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 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 and follow A2Z Homeschooling on Facebook....
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Lessons and Ideas Directory Page

How do I figure out what lessons my children should do? Absolute Beginners Guide to Homeschooling High School Chose lessons based on your child’s strengths. He’s intelligent in his own way. She has a style of her own. Assets 4 Learning Chose lessons based on your child’s strengths. He’s intelligent in his own way. She has...
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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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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. The Truth About Homeschooling: Pros & Cons Weighing the homeschooling pros and cons can help you make the right choice for you...
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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 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 Blogs

A2Z Homeschool Blogs Homeschool Webmasters Blog Tips and tricks for successful blogging, such as how to build a successful blog and how to prevent and moderate comments so as not to get spam comments. Homeschool Webmasters – Bloggers SIG The need for more support for social networking sites has become apparent, and so by...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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