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Posts Tagged ‘ concerns about homeschooling ’

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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Homeschool Your Kindergartner

When you Homeschool Your Kindergartner, it is a time of exploring how the world works. Feature by your Homeschooling Guide. Dateline: 8/18/98 By Ann Zeise Many parents write me asking about what to buy to start homeschooling a 5 year old. I won’t give you a pat answer about curriculum for kindergartners because I do not...
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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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Socialization: The “S” Word

What is socialization? Studies showing the comparison of the social adjustment of homeschoolers vs. school children. Articles about the social skills of homeschooled children and the effect on their development by being around adults a lot.
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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 because of Bullying at School

Homeschooling because of Bullying at School

Don't wait until you have done "all" the research, and gotten "all" the materials! You will always be researching homeschooling. You will always be buying interesting things for your child use for learning. Grab your child and run into homeschooling while he or she still has their mental and physical health!
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Foundations for Successful Homeschooling

Foundations for Successful Homeschooling

Those with large families often wonder, “How can I be successful when homeschooling my family when my state requires me to report?”
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Determine Your Children’s Learning Styles

Identify how your children are each intelligent in their own way through these free online inventories of learning styles. Parts is Parts – Intelligence Revisited AN A TO Z ARTICLE By David Albert. Most homeschoolers I know are partial to Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences. Teaching and Relating to Your Child’s Learning Style...
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The IRS and Your Homeschool Organization, by Carol Topp

The IRS and Your Homeschool Organization, by Carol Topp

Does your homeschool group need to pay taxes? Could they avoid paying taxes to the IRS by being a 501c3 tax exempt organization?
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Spring Cleaning Your ‘tudes

Not Just Spring Cleaning Your House! By Ann Zeise Now if you came to this site looking for someone to tell you to clean your house, you came to the wrong site, sister! Yeh, yeh, I know half the Christian homeschooling sites tell you to clean your house before you even THINK about homeschooling. But realize that...
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Comfort Zone for the Homeschooling Dad

Jeff, a homeschool dad, was in torment. How would his children ever make a living as adults? Were the children's minds sinking into quicksand?
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Accreditation of Homeschools?

The controversy about qualifying homeschools. Accrediting agencies and FAQs about accreditation, especially concerning distance learning programs.
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Concerns about Homeschooling

Is my child too young or too old to homeschool? I don’t know how to teach! How Can We Afford to Live on One Income? We have a special situation in our household. How can we provide for our gifted child? Will my child miss out? Is my child too young or too old...
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Motherhood – Smarter or More Anxious?

Motherhood – Smarter or More Anxious?

So Which Is It? By Ann Zeise Two books have come out recently just in time for Mother’s Day 2005. One claims that motherhood makes us to be more anxious and the other claims motherhood makes us women smarter. Does one necessarily preclude the other? I have finished Perfect Madness and am about a...
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How to Help Overcome Speech-Language Difficulties in the Home Schooled Child

What to do without the *Experts*. By Dr. Linda Kennedy MS SLP ND Over 1 ½ million children in the United States alone are homeschooled, this represents 2.9% of all school-age children in the U.S. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the three main reasons parents give for homeschooling include concern about the...
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Socialization: The “S” Word Part 1

By Ann Zeise Email me about socialization questions or remarks you’ve heard and how you responded, and I’ll add the most poignant or funny here. Please refer to the “Socialization” article when you write. Homeschool Alumni Socialization Blues “Socialization Blues” by Israel Wayne, performed at the 2006 Homeschool Alumni National Reunion, July 28-30. “Aren’t you...
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