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Posts Tagged ‘ concerns about homeschooling ’

Problems with Public “Homeschooling” Programs

Problems with Public “Homeschooling” Programs

The homeschooling community constantly debates on whether or not it is wise to participate in public school-sponsored programs, such as an ISP or charter school designed for homeschoolers. Are public ISPs a threat to homeschools? Should we insist on our rights as tax-payers to force the schools to let our kids participate in sports,...
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Advice for DACA participants about Homeschooling High School

Advice for DACA participants about Homeschooling High School

This past Tuesday, President Donald Trump ordered an end to the Obama-era program, DACA, that shielded undocumented immigrants brought to the US illegally by their parents when they were quite young. While most are now young adults, some are still of high school age, some are homeschooling, and some are considering homeschooling as a...
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Research Papers on Homeschooling

Research explaining why homeschooling works. From academic, government and other inclusive resources.
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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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Free K12 Homeschooling

Free K12 Homeschooling

How to have a totally free K12 homeschool experience online and off. Free resources from A2Z Home's Cool.
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Cruising Homeschoolers

Cruising Homeschoolers

Now that we’ve lived aboard for almost seven years with our own kids, we are convinced. Boating families are together families. There is no doubt in my mind that our children are very different than their peers.
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Homeschool Routines – YouTubes

I think you'll get a kick how homeschooled kids, teens, and Moms each have entirely different views of a typical daily routines in their YouTubes.
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Blind Homeschoolers

Blind Homeschoolers

Advice and resources for educating your vision impaired or blind child at home. Accessibility Technology Instruction Tips Social Networks Resources for Curriculum Accessibility Technology Macsome Audiobook Converter Mac Shareware $34.95. Convert purchased audio books to MP3 or AAC to play anywhere. The conversion is 5X speed fast, and output could be CD Quality. It’s...
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Homeschool Moms

Mothers talk about the reasons why they homeschool their children, the benefits of 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 ID Cards Template

Homeschool ID Cards Template

Cards Updated for 2016-2017, with the new site link, and for newer versions of WORD. You can download a membership card template for this site in either .doc or .rtf format. The .doc one looks better, but you’ll need WORD or a program that reads WORD files. The other one, in rich text font,...
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Choosing Home by Martha Kennedy Hartnett

Choosing Home by Martha Kennedy Hartnett

Choosing Home: Deciding to Homeschool With Asperger’s Syndrome by Martha Kennedy Hartnett Martha Kennedy Hartnett is the mother of a child with Asperger’s Syndrome who made the courageous choice to homeschool. Emerging from the author’s personal experience, this book is a step by step account of successful home education. Choosing Home will take you...
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Timeout Chair for Bad Homeschool Critics

Timeout Chair for Bad Homeschool Critics

Mom is mad at you! You have used poor logic to attack homeschool parents or students, and so you’ll just have to be sent to the Timeout Chair until mom decides to let you off! Public apologies help. U.S. Education Secretary King Open Letter to U.S. Education Secretary King Who Says Homeschoolers Would Be Better Off...
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Large Homeschooling Families

Large Homeschooling Families

Having a large family can seem an undaunting challenge or a blessing when it comes to homeschooling successfully.
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Educational Neglect

Legal opposition to homeschooling takes several forms. One of the scariest is the accusation of “educational neglect,” as if we were a mother out of a VC Andrews’ horror novel, locking our children in the attic. What can you do or not do to avoid being accused of educational neglect? Now I’m not a lawyer,...
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Homeschooling the Older, Adopted Child

While homeschooling is a wonderful option for all children, it may be the one thing that promotes lasting bonding, attachment and security with an adopted an older child.
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LGBTQ Homeschooling

LGBTQ Homeschooling

While homeschooling isn’t necessarily different for LGBTQ homeschooling families, it can be challenging to find homeschool resources to help LGBTQ children and their parents.
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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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Homeschooling with Epilepsy

Homeschooling with Epilepsy

The seizures can be fierce, and too often twenty times a day. There are no soft landing spots at a school, compared to a home. Medication can't be kept with a student in a school, but only in an office. Consider homeschooling!
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Rural Homeschooling on a Family Farm

Rural Homeschooling on a Family Farm

Lessons from the Homestead Carol J. Alexander homeschooled her children since 1993, and raised much of their own food. She has a blog here, some eBooks she’s written, and a free newsletter of interest to homesteading homeschoolers. Pioneer Woman Homeschooling Ree homeschools her 4 kids on a working ranch, and loves to take photographs...
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Adoption, Fostering, and Homeschooling

Adoption, Fostering, and Homeschooling

Homeschooling a child you adopted as an infant is no different than homeschooling your own children. The concern comes with the adoption of an older child, and their adjustment problems. Fostering brings its own set of problems, and social workers are involved.
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