Homeschooling tips

Yes, You Can Homeschool Your Kids

Often times, I meet a mom who is frustrated at her kids and schooling systems but does not know what to do. Many parent  do not think they can home school their kids, some may think you need a special education degree or child development degree to start homeschooling. That is not true. Did you know many private schools have some teachers who do not have teacher’s degree also, but they are great teachers. So you can be too.… Continue reading

How To Answer Well Meaning People About Homeschooling

One of the dreaded thing do once you convince yourself, your spouse and children about homeschooling is answering to your well meaning family or friends about your decision. Homeschooling gets bad rap sometimes in news and other media that no wonder people are confused. While there are bad parents who may misuse homeschooling to hide their neglect and abuse, there are lot of good parents who homeschool their children for actually educating their children. It is same way there are… Continue reading

Online Charter Homeschool is Growing

There are more and more people are homeschooling through charter school and now online education charter school to teach their kids at home. Online schooling has many benefits and some issues. Not everyone agrees, if that is a good thing or not. As debate for online charter school increases among parents, only you can tell if it works for your and your family. We like many family, use some online class, some in classroom classes and some subjects are taught… Continue reading

Mythbuster: How to Motivate Your Child To Learn

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Education does not have be boring for anyone, otherwise learning does not happen!

All of us learn new things when we are having fun, and schooling is no different. Many Indian and other parents start teaching kids at home way before preschool age. When I teach or share knowledge with younger kids, they are like sponge, they absorb everything and naturally curious about things. Somehow many kids and adults lose that natural curiosity as we grow older and we focus… Continue reading

Where To Get The Best Homeschool Curriculum Packages

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By Jared Wright

If you’re new with home schooling education, finding the right homeschooling curriculum package for your child can be a bit of a challenge. Before you find the right homeschooling programs for your child, assess your kid first. Know his level of learning and all his learning needs. You may find that these particular education resources may be okay for him and this one is not. Assessment is indeed key to the success of homeschooling.

Internet is an… Continue reading

7 Lies About Homeschooling

 

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In time that I am homeschooling my kids about 3 years, I have heard many misconceptions and lies about homeschooling from media, well meaning but un-informed people. I am sure if you are homeschooling your kids or a homeschooler student, you may have heard many myths of these yourself, such as;

1. Is homeschooling legal? : Yes it is.
2. What do you do all day? : Study,… Continue reading

What To Do For Field Trip Ideas

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My kids learn a lot when we travel, and as a parent and teacher, I love the aspect of finding new ways to teach new things in fun way. Field trip are local or far away travel vacation that are educational as well as they are fun for all.

Here are some free and cheap Field Trip Ideas for every parent.

Here are a few more free and frugal field trip ideas:

Making Most Of Winter Break For Your Kids

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During Christmas holidays in US schools are out and weather is cold, and holidays are busy and rushed for many, so how do weas parents make the most of the winter break? Actually, in our household and many other homeschooling family, winter break does not stop us from learning new things and skills. Learning happens during holidays break and even in weekend for many homeschooling family but in relaxed manner a bit.

Winter break are… Continue reading

For Florida Parents,Truant Kids Means 2 Months Of Jail Time

I was just browsing news causally and I came across this shocking news. if your child has miss 15 days of school in 3 months time period, parents will be going to jail for 2 months! California state has recently strict truancy bill earlier this year (2011) and few parents already have spent time in jail. California is not the only one have such a strict rules, Alabama, Texas, North Carolina and now Florida state is implementing such strict rules.… Continue reading

Learning About Social Concerns of Homeschooling

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There are people who are worried about social skills and social aspects of homeschooling as they tend to believe that child and parent stuck in a room learning all day and student will not have enough time to make friends and create skills. Again and again, I am asked about this and this is really myth.

As a homeschooler, child will get plenty of social interaction during park days, field trip and play group. Homeschool kids gets… Continue reading

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I started teaching my kids at early age to instill the love of learning at young age. Simple things can be taught easily and does not need any textbook for it. However, here are some suggestions and ideas early education kit that may help us parent teaching young kids and make it fun.

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These reference books and homeschooling guide helped me when I started out teaching my 2 kids at home. I still use it for reference even now after 6 years of homeschooling. These are great homeschooling books, that will give you ideas, save you money and give you new ways of teaching complicated subject to your kids and make it fun.

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There are various DVD curriculum ideas that works and supplement your homeschooler's education. DVD curriculum are cheaper compared to group and private classes and can be viewed again and can be used to younger siblings. Here are some the affordable DVDs to teach your child at home.

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