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  • The ultimate honeschool supply list
    The Ultimate Homeschool Supply List
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Elisa Cinelli
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    How to Get Started with Homeschooling
    You’ve decided to homeschool. Now what? First of all, know that you are not alone. As families face unprecedented challenges regarding health, safety, changing schedules, and new school models during this time of global pandemic, more families ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • School and Learning
    Benefits of Homeschooling
    Why Do People Homeschool?
    Why Do People Homeschool? Great Things About Homeschooling There are many advantages to homeschooling children. These benefits include the following: Excellent education. The overriding goal of homeschooling is to educate children. In this, hom...
  • 5 tips for homeschooling parents from a teacher who did it herself
    Coronavirus Resources for Parents
    A Teacher Shares the 5 Steps That Homeschooling Parents Need to Take to Make Distance Learning Work
    I never planned to homeschool, and I know I am not alone. Like many parents across the country, taking on the responsibility of teaching my kids wasn’t optional. I was a middle and high school English teacher for eight years, and I have a MA in...
    Julie Mason
  • How to make homeschooling less stressful
    Coronavirus Resources for Parents
    How to Make Homeschooling Less Stressful
    Homeschooling can be stressful for the entire family, but it doesn’t have to be. Now that schools in many states have shut down, parents all over the nation have become their children’s teachers and many have never done anything like this bef...
    Elisa Cinelli
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    Coronavirus Resource Center
    8 Reasons Why I Plan to Homeschool Even After the Pandemic
    I have been homeschooling my daughter since her school closed mid-March, and I have decided that I will continue teaching her myself, even when schools eventually open again. She thrives in our current set up, and I know that continuing it is the...
    Elisa Cinelli
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    Homeschooling Support
    Homeschooling Pros and Cons
    Homeschooling is becoming more popular every day, with a growth rate of 7 to 15 percent per year. There are about two million children currently learning at home. Homeschooled kids do well on standardized tests, are welcome at colleges and univer...
    Isabel Shaw
  • What to do if your kids don
    Coronavirus Resources for Parents
    What To Do If Your Kids Won't Respect You As a Homeschool Teacher
    Balancing parenting and working from home amid the coronavirus pandemic is difficult enough, but throwing homeschooling into the mix can bring a whole new set of potential complications. Specifically, if your kids are refusing to take you serious...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • teachers, this is what parents need you to know about at-home learning
    Teachers, Here's What Parents Want You to Know Right Now
    No one is prepared for the transition to homeschooling and remote learners. Both teachers and parents have been thrown into this without warning. Let’s work together to do what is best for our kids. Let’s tell each other what we need, and hel...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • 6 educational activities for homeschooled kids using simple household items
    6 Activities Kids Can Do At Home With Household Items (No Paper or Pencil Needed)
    If you are a teacher looking for at-home learning opportunities that you can share with your students’ parents or you are a parent finding yourself in charge of homeschooling for the first time, don’t panic! Trust me, you can offer your kiddo...
    Heather Aulisio
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    Homeschooling and Socialization
    Does Homeschooling Affect Social Skills?
    Homeschooling generally has a positive impact on social skills. Homeschooled kids are not subjected to the peer pressure, violence, drugs, and other negative influences found in today's schools. ...
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    Introducing The Prepared Parent
    You probably never thought you would be a teacher (especially for your own kids), but that’s the reality for many of us right now. This unprecedented epidemic has turned all of our lives upside down, and for the first time ever you may find you...
    FamilyEducation Staff
  • Resources for learning at home during COVID-19 school closures
    Coronavirus Resource Center
    At-Home Learning Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak
    Every working parent has time management challenges. Most of us have systems that we rely on to manage our family and work responsibilities (thank you Google Calendar and Wunderlist!). One of those systems is our schools. Thousands of those scho...
  • School and Learning
    Transitioning to Homeschooling
    Helping a Student Make the Change from Public or Private School to Homeschool
    Helping a Student Make the Change from Public or Private School to Homeschool The degree of difficulty your child experiences in his or her transition from institutional schools will depend largely on the child's age and personality and the relat...
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    Legal Guidelines for Homeschooling
    Can My Child Be Homeschooled and Attend Public School?
    As long as your daughter is enrolled in a public school, even part-time, she must continue to meet that school's specific requirements. The advantages of homeschooling will be nullified. ...
  • School and Learning
    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Determining the Legal Requirements in Your State for Homeschooling
    Determining the Legal Requirements in Your State for HomeschoolingAs a homeschooler, you must understand your state's education regulations that impact your homeschool. Then, you must make sure that your homeschool complies with these regulations...
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    Homeschooling Groups
    Understanding and Finding Local Homeschool Groups
    Understanding and Finding Local Homeschool Groups Connecting to or building a local homeschool group is an important aspect of homeschooling effectively. Let's take a look at what a homeschool group is and how you might participate in one. What ...
  • School and Learning
    Homeschooling Teaching Materials
    Understanding and Obtaining the Teaching Materials Available to Your Homeschool
    Understanding and Obtaining the Teaching Materials Available to Your Homeschool A large element of your curricula plans is likely to be various teaching materials. These materials can include the following:Books. You are likely to need lots of bo...