Homeschooling

Getting Your Kid to School When It’s at Home

Getting Your Kid to School When It’s at Home

Unlike “away school,” there’s no hard-and-fast delineation in home school between home, school, and the rest of life. I imagine it’s kind of like telecommuting: you never really leave work at work because you work at home. We never really leave school because school is all around us. Even though we don’t try to replicate(…)

The “S” Word

The “S” Word

SOCIALIZATION. It’s sometimes the only thing people care about when you say you’re homeschooling. How are you going to ensure your child is “properly socialized?” “Aren’t you afraid you’ll be isolating your child from other kids and society?” “Aren’t you afraid your child will grow up to be an axe murder or a puppy kicker?”(…)

How to Get Started Homeschooling

How to Get Started Homeschooling

You’re thinking about homeschooling your kid (or your just curious) and you want to know: how does this homeschooling thing work – technically, psychologically, and emotionally? What are the laws? Where do I get a curriculum and what curriculum do I even use? Do I need to test my kid? What about The S Word(…)

Why Homeschool?

Why Homeschool?

When people find out we home school our older daughter, I get some version of the following: “Oh.” “Oh?” or “Oh!” Then there’s The Pause. It’s not so long as to be terribly uncomfortable, but I can tell the person is regrouping; trying to mesh this new information with what they think about homeschool and(…)

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