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Homeschooling: Focusing on Learning, Not Teaching

Homeschooling: Focusing on Learning, Not Teaching

Homeschooling: Focusing on Learning, Not Teaching By Linda Dobson From One Homeschooling Parent to Another Get some of those great books from the library or bookstore on kids' fun science experiments, and do them with your kids. Don't even think about quizzing them on what they're learning; just let them have fun and learn whatever they [...]

Homeschooling and Defining Education for Your Family

Homeschooling and Defining Education for Your Family

Homeschooling and Defining Education for Your Family By Linda Dobson Your child will invest a minimum of thirteen years getting her education, so why not make sure it's your family's agenda that guides it - your family values, your hopes and dreams, your family's take on what it's important to know - by getting into the habit of defining [...]

Homeschooling: Trusting In Yourself and Your Child

Homeschooling: Trusting In Yourself and Your Child

Homeschooling: Trusting In Yourself and Your Child By Linda Dobson John Holt, often credited as the "granddaddy of homeschooling," in his landmark book How Children Learn (Dell, 1967), boiled down the complicated business of helping children learn into just two words: "Trust children." This sounds so simple, but in our culture it just may [...]

Homeschooling Is a Gift that Keeps Giving

Homeschooling Is a Gift that Keeps Giving

Homeschooling Is a Gift that Keeps Giving  By Linda Dobson Number one grandchild, Emily, has in the blink of an eye reached that dubious milestone known as “school aged,” and yet her homeschooling continues. You can imagine this Grandma’s mental cartwheels, thrilled that what I consider the gift of homeschooling is still giving within [...]

Homeschooling: When Doubting Thomas Is Your Husband…Or Yourself

Homeschooling: When Doubting Thomas Is Your Husband…Or Yourself

Homeschooling: When Doubting Thomas Is Your Husband...Or Yourself By Linda Dobson I'd love to report that when homeschooling is the topic of spousal discussions, it produces an instant meeting of the minds. This isn't always the case. While in some households Dad tries his darnedest to sway Mom, more often it appears to be the opposite [...]

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