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Month: June 2016

Will My Kids Fall Behind?

Will My Kids Fall Behind?

A few weeks ago I got a call from a friend with concern in her voice. She was considering not enrolling her daughter in kindergarten this coming school year, and homeschooling her instead. Her extended family was really worried. They were asking lots of questions. Wouldn’t she fall behind? How would she keep up with what the kids were doing in school? I have struggled with this question too. I think that all educators do to some degree or another….

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Why I Homeschool and Why You Should Too

Why I Homeschool and Why You Should Too

See that little gosling? His momma doesn’t need anyone to tell her how to raise him. INFLUENCE – The main reason I homeschool is influence. I want to be the greatest influence in my children’s lives. Kids are so easily influenced by what is around them, the environment, the people, the ideas, etc. It is every child’s first job to learn the habits, ideologies, and lifestyles of those around them. Once I had kids I quickly realized that if I…

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Why I don’t homeschool at the kitchen table

Why I don’t homeschool at the kitchen table

The kitchen table just doesn’t cut it for us.  When I was first thinking about homeschooling my oldest daughter was about 2-years-old. I wondered how her schooling would look. What would it be like? Would I find a little desk and have her sit at it while I taught her?  Would I sit next to her at the kitchen table? Should I create a cute Pinterest-y “school” room so that we had a place that we “did” school? Well…so far…

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