Parents who choose to homeschool their special-needs children operate on an elevated level of determination, courage and commitment. Not only must they go against the flow of the general public and educational experts, but they also must accept that certain schooling approaches that work well for other homeschool families are … read more
As children are pushed to achieve academic goals at earlier and earlier ages, the incidence of learning disabilities is growing at an alarming (some say epidemic) rate. There may be a host of root causes, from immune response issues to dietary and familial problems, but one factor is susceptible to … read more
It is very satisfying for parents to see their children in pursuit of knowledge. It is natural and healthy for the children, and in the first few years of life, the pursuit goes on during every waking hour. But after a few short years, most kids go to school. The … read more
The Principle Approach method of education is the manner of consistent and ordered teaching and learning that produces Christian character and self-government, Christian scholarship, and biblical reasoning for lifelong learning and discipleship.
The notebook method is an essential component to the Principle Approach that governs the teacher and student in … read more
Homeschooling is more than “schooling.” If it were simply about academics, we could easily replicate what goes on the public or private schools. But for most of us, the reason we homeschool involves intangibles, conviction, philosophies that are hard to express, a want of “something better” than what is available … read more
If you use an iPad in your homeschool you know how overwhelming the iTunes store can be when searching for apps that might fit your needs, even when you’re using the category search. Unfortunately many people often download (and sometimes paid for) apps that they also immediately delete. Everyone has … read more
I had a diverse education, not in the Charlotte Mason sense but rather geographical. I attended 12 schools in three different states and one in Canada. I had a variety of teachers as I changed schools frequently, however they all held something in common: boredom. This public education I received … read more
Choices! They’re everywhere. Seems like I can’t even go to the grocery store and buy peanut butter without having to weed through 25 brands! Jiff, Skippy, Peter Pan, Publix brand, Great Value, Smuckers…
Then which kind? Organic, no-sugar, crunchy, smooth, super-crunchy, natural – it’s enough to make me give up … read more
A traditional education isn’t only available in a centuries-old, brick-and-mortar edifice. While several approaches to homeschooling exist, one of the easiest – and often most successful – for families to implement, is a traditional course of home instruction.
Traditional homeschool programs focus on the three R’s – reading, writing and … read more
Veteran homeschoolers say that one of their most commonly asked questions is “Where do you get your materials?” For many, choosing curriculum can be overwhelming at first. However, wading through the myriad of supplies available to home educators is not nearly as daunting as it might seem. Most, if not … read more