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Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:58:24 +0000
Ask Jeanne: Should I homeschool for social anxiety?Our reader Sue asked a question about homeschooling and social anxiety in response to our piece, "What About Socialization?" We thought it was such an important question, we decided to feature it as part of our Ask Jeanne column. Continue reading »
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:21:06 +0000
March Homeschool Writing PromptsThe March writing prompts calendar focuses on favorite foods, pets, colors, rainbows, and--of course--St. Patrick. Each month we are offering writing prompts (you will be able to find them all on the main Homeschool Writing Prompts page), and you can download our March-themed prompts below. Continue reading »
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:50:38 +0000
The Online Curriculum AdvantageWhat’s the capital of Montana? How many teaspoons are in a quarter cup? How long do rhinoceroses live? If your homeschool student asked you one of these questions, you’d most likely answer, “look it up.” Your student would probably sit down at their computer or pull out their tablet or phone to do so. In today’s day and age, the thirst for knowledge is almost unquenchable and going online to learn is as natural as breathing. That’s why it’s a wonder that families balk at the idea of using online curriculum in their homeschool. Continue reading »
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:58:58 +0000
Earn high school government credits differentlyDon't depend on boring government textbooks; use an activities approach to learning how government works. If teens do these activities, talk about their experiences with you and others, and follow rabbit trails online, they will likely retain more knowledge about how government works than if they just read from a government textbook. Continue reading »
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:01:39 +0000
February Writing PromptsThe February writing prompt calendar focuses on favorite books, love, and poetry writing prompts. Each month we are offering writing prompts (you will be able to find them all on the main Homeschool Writing Prompts page), and you can download our February-themed prompts here. Continue reading »
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:47:30 +0000
Controlling Internet Access While HomeschoolingIs your older child or teen sneaky about using the internet, even though you have rules limiting computer use to online curriculum? Some parents complain of kids straying from school assignments and hiding browser history, especially as kids approach and pass into the teen years when they are more computer savvy and more aware of internet content beyond their curriculum. Continue reading »
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 17:57:32 +0000
The January writing prompt calendar focuses on goals, memories, travel, and winter-themed writing prompts. Each month we are offering writing prompts (you will be able to find them all on the main Homeschool Writing Prompts page), and you can download our January-themed prompts below. Continue reading »
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 17:07:10 +0000
Holiday Crafts for Kids - TheHomeSchoolMom BlogHolidays offer such a wonderful opportunity for crafting and creating. Thoughtfully handmade decorations and gifts always seem to have a willing recipient or admirer, and there is something special about creating something that will be seen and enjoyed by others. Whether you are someone for whom crafting comes naturally or someone who wants to find a way to make more creative opportunities for your children, there are many ways to weave crafts and activities into the holiday season. Continue reading »
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:04:09 +0000
Tips to Review Your Homeschool ProgressFor many homeschoolers, November marks the midyear. For year-round homeschoolers it may mark the year end. Either way, during this busy season, make certain you set some time aside to review your progress to see if a change in your schedule or curriculum should be on your radar. Continue reading »
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:26:55 +0000
December Writing PromptsThe December writing prompt calendar is full of winter and holiday-themed writing prompts. Each month we are offering writing prompts (you will be able to find them all on the main Homeschool Writing Prompts page), and you can download our December-themed prompts below. Continue reading »