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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 ...
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    Concerns About Homeschooling
    Responding to Other People's Concerns About Your Decision to Homeschool
    Responding to Other People's Concerns About Your Decision to HomeschoolAlthough homeschooling has increased dramatically over the years, it is still relatively uncommon. It is human nature to at least question, and sometimes fear, the unusual, so...
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    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, homes...
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    Homeschooling Groups
    Connecting with Other Homeschoolers (You Probably Know Some Already)
    Connecting with Other Homeschoolers (You Probably Know Some Already)Connecting with other homeschoolers probably won't be as hard as you imagine – it is likely that you already know several homeschoolers even if you don't know that you do. Just ...
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    Homeschooling Groups
    Understanding Why a Homeschool Network Is So Important
    Understanding Why a Homeschool Network Is So ImportantThere are many reasons you should build a network of homeschool people with whom you interact regularly:Encouragement and support. There's nothing like being able to share the joys and frustra...
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    Homeschooling Support
    What Is Needed from Your Spouse to Homeschool Successfully?
    What Is Needed from Your Spouse to Homeschool Successfully?A homeschool works best when one parent can be dedicated to the effort while the other fills the essential support roles. Because homeschooling requires such a major time commitment, the ...
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    Homeschooling Support
    Homeschooling Pros and Cons
    The Pros and Cons of Homeschooling Introduction 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 stan...
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    Toy Finder
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    Homeschooling Groups
    How Many Homeschoolers Are There?
    How Many Homeschoolers Are There?Given all its benefits, you might wonder how many people homeschool. That is actually an interesting question and one that is quite difficult to answer. The number of homeschooled children is difficult to determin...
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    Homeschooling Support
    Homeschooling Isn't New: A Brief History of Education
    Homeschooling Isn't New: A Brief History of EducationIt is useful to put homeschool in a somewhat historical perspective. Because of the pervasiveness of public and institutional education over the past 100 years or so, it is easy to think that t...
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    Homeschooling Support
    What Is Homeschool?
    What Is Homeschool?At its core, the concept behind homeschooling is really quite simple: Parents accept total responsibility for the education of their children rather than transferring the bulk of this responsibility to an institution (usually a...
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    Homeschooling Support
    Homeschooling vs. Public School
    Learn where to find statistical information on homeschooling versus public schooling. ...
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    Homeschooling and Socialization
    Helping a Homeschooled Child Keep in Touch with School Friends
    Helping a Homeschooled Child Keep in Touch with School FriendsIf your child has been in an institutional school for awhile, he probably has some friends. Removing a child from the school environment obviously presents challenges for your child ma...
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    Transitioning to Homeschooling
    Understanding the Reasons for Transitioning from "Regular" School to Homeschool
    Understanding the Reasons for Transitioning from "Regular" School to HomeschoolIf your child is already in school and you have decided to homeschool him or her, your reasons for doing so probably fall into one of the following two categories:My c...
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    Homeschooling Support
    Participating in Homeschool Conventions, Conferences, and Seminars
    Participating in Homeschool Conventions, Conferences, and SeminarsHomeschool conventions, conferences, and seminars are a great way to expand both your knowledge of homeschooling and your personal homeschool network. These activities generally of...
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    Homeschooling and Socialization
    Social Skills and Homeschooling: Myths and Facts
    Social Skills and Homeschooling: Myths and FactsIsabel Shaw The DebateI've heard it a hundred times. If you're thinking about homeschooling, it probably troubles you. "What about socialization?" is the major homeschooling question people hav...
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    Book Finder
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    Homeschooling Groups
    Getting Involved with Homeschool Associations
    Getting Involved with Homeschool AssociationsMost states have a homeschool association. Most of these associations serve several purposes, such as representing the needs of homeschoolers with state government leaders, influencing the legislative ...