When you’re homeschooling, you get a wonderful opportunity to help your child through the most difficult stages of growing up. For Dynel Fuller, the transition from sixth grade to seventh grade has been her biggest challenge in homeschooling her ten children. This shift is full of good changes but can make homeschooling more difficult for you partially because […]
You know that organization is the key to a smooth homeschool day. We share tips on planning your time and lessons as well as advice from other homeschool parents. There are also highlights from our Distance Learning daily video-lesson program, which is designed to simplify your homeschool.
Nineteen. As I write this, there are only nineteen more days left in our homeschool year. Only nineteen more days until our first year of homeschooling is nothing but a memory. So what have I learned so far on this journey? Here’s my list of the good and the needs-to-be-better lessons from this year. The […]
As thunder roars and lightning flashes, seven children huddle around Maria. In a strange new place, she must comfort these frightened kids, ranging in age from preschooler to teenager. She rises to the occasion with one of The Sound of Music‘s best-known songs, “My Favorite Things.” Maybe you or someone you know is having a […]
I will never forget the day that I became a mom. I will always remember holding my tiny (5 lb., 2 oz.) daughter for the first time, seeing her slate-blue eyes gazing up at me, and watching her tiny mouth open wide for a big yawn. And I will never forget that first night. She screamed […]
Wouldn’t it be nice if teaching were like a science experiment or a math equation? You could do A and B, and then C would always result. It would be nice if teaching a specific way would result in perfect knowledge and understanding in your kids—every time! Yet even wonderful teachers with great skills still have […]
How do I teach my children to be independent learners? How do I handle the rigors of a homeschooling schedule? Where do I start? These are some of the questions Dynel Fuller, homeschool mother of ten, had to face before she could dive into homeschooling her first child. She soon found that the key to […]
Lately, my homeschool has been plagued by spring fever. Warm air, bright sunshine, blooming trees and flowers, playful squirrels, and visiting birds have all conspired together to distract my children. And I can hardly blame them for being distracted. There are days when I, too, would much rather be outside soaking up the sun than […]