The idea of our kids using the internet on their own can be scary for many of us parents. Part of being a parent (and a big part of why we homeschool) is to protect them from harmful influences. There’s plenty of objectionable content on the web, but the internet itself isn’t inherently bad. Like […]
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.
I’m about ready to dive into my second year of homeschooling. Last summer I spent a lot of time reading homeschooling books, poring over homeschool magazines, and listening to homeschool workshops in hopes of discovering the secret of homeschooling success. All of that “research” resulted in one very important lesson—homeschooling is an intensely personal experience. […]
As a parent, you recognize your children’s need for exercise. Young kids seem to have boundless energy, and when it’s pent up for too long, they have more trouble focusing on their homeschool work. However, as children get older, finding interesting ways to exercise can become more difficult. Many different forms of entertainment pull your […]
When I was about nine years old, my dad decided to take me to a local Civil War reenactment. I’m from a small town that’s famous for having one of the best reenactments around, drawing thousands of people every year. I loved history and had studied the Civil War, so my excitement for this trip rivaled that […]
My wife and I don’t receive much mail, so we were fascinated when an eighty-page full-color program guide landed in our mailbox. The guide promised us that our children would have “success today” and “success for life.” It said our children could attend this online school from home. And best of all, it was free! […]
My family likes to remind me about how, as a homeschooled child, I used to sit on the porch and wait for my textbooks to be delivered. I would get so excited about opening each box, unpacking all the materials, and flipping through the books to see what I was going to learn about during […]
Moms do a lot of thinking about their children’s futures. As you consider your own child, you want to ensure that his education will set him on a good path for his future. In order to do that, you’ll need to place greater emphasis on the assignments that are most compatible with those goals. You’ll […]