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Alternatives to Standardized Tests for Homeschooling Families

Alternatives to Standardized Tests for Homeschooling Families

Alternatives to Standardized Tests for Homeschooling Families   From Susan and Larry Kaseman: Your interest in your homeschooling child's academic standing is understandable. Fortunately, we homeschooling families have many opportunities to observe our children's development. We watch them exploring the world and, when necessary, [...]

How Homeschooling Is Like the Frog in the Toilet

How Homeschooling Is Like the Frog in the Toilet

How Homeschooling Is Like the Frog in the Toilet By Linda Dobson I was home alone, and it was time to get ready for bed. As I approached the bathroom, only dimly lit by soft lamp light outside the room, I saw the outline of something in the sink. Curious because I knew I hadn’t left anything in there, I drew closer, stopping in my [...]

Yes, You CAN Afford Homeschooling!

Yes, You CAN Afford Homeschooling!

Yes, You CAN Afford Homeschooling! By Linda Dobson How much does homeschooling cost? As much as you can afford, and not a penny more. Like everything else about homeschooling, the amount of money you put into it is flexible. Spend what you can, but don't let a lack of "disposable income" stop you. Unlked school budgets, your budget can [...]

Libraries Still Keep Homeschooling Affordable for Families

Libraries Still Keep Homeschooling Affordable for Families

Libraries Still Keep Homeschooling Affordable for Families By Linda Dobson When I was homeschooling three kiddos, we loved our library in Saranac Lake, New York. I'd keep track of the grand total of books we checked out - only by number of books, not names. When it came time to return the books, it was almost routine to gather, say, 42 books, [...]

Homeschooling: Don’t Divide Life into So Many Boxes

Homeschooling: Don’t Divide Life into So Many Boxes

Homeschooling: Don't Divide Life into So Many Boxes By Linda Dobson One reason parents place so much trust in the education we see in traditional schools is because we have inherited the view that life can be divided into subjects, good and bad, or black and white. If we continue to hold onto this view, we find ourselves frustrated and [...]

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