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Homeschooling Starts In Many Different Places

Homeschooling Starts In Many Different Places

Homeschooling Starts In Many Different Places By Linda Dobson For some folks, the decision to pursue homeschooling is a piece of cake compared to actually facing the first day of complete responsibility for their children's education. I know: I've been there. There can never be a definitive "how to" book for this occasion, no matter how loudly [...]

Serious Folks Can Bring Too Much School into Homeschooling

Serious Folks Can Bring Too Much School into Homeschooling

Serious Folks Can Bring Too Much School into Homeschooling By Linda Dobson Have you heard the old saying, "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy?" This could easily translate into, "If Mama is stressed-out over homeschooling, her children will be, too." It's the nature of family that what affects one of us affects all of us, and this [...]

Homeschooling Starting Points: Simply Watch the Dust Settle

Homeschooling Starting Points: Simply Watch the Dust Settle

Homeschooling Starting Points: Simply Watch the Dust Settle By Linda Dobson You've just finished tonight's chapter of the family's bedtime book and tucked the last child into bed. As you descend the stairs your eyes scan the living room: There are three gaps on the bookshelf where the D, K, and S encyclopedias belong; tiny pieces of magazine [...]

Homeschooling: Bringing Home the Child Who Doesn’t Know as Much as You Thought She Knew

Homeschooling: Bringing Home the Child Who Doesn’t Know as Much as You Thought She Knew

Homeschooling: Bringing Home the Child Who Doesn't Know as Much as You Thought She Knew By Linda Dobson This scenario plays out in a frightening number of instances when parents take children out of school for homeschooling. The circumstances are always similar. Parent believes child is doing very well in public or private school. [...]

What Did You See When You Imagined a Homeschooling Family?

What Did You See When You Imagined a Homeschooling Family?

What Did You See When You Imagined a Homeschooling Family? By Linda Dobson Some years ago, I worked with Barnes & Noble University to provide an online course about homeschooling. It was amazing how many families were thinking about homeschooling and signed up. Often we were joined by a good handful of practicing homeschooling parents [...]

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