popular topics in homeschooling support

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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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    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
    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 ...
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    Homeschooling Groups
    Finding Homeschooling Mentors
    Finding Homeschooling MentorsOne of the best relationships that you can cultivate is with one or more homeschool mentors – a mentor is simply someone who has more experience with homeschooling than you do (hopefully quite a bit more), who is wil...
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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 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...
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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 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 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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    Concerns About Homeschooling
    Questions About Time Spent and Tests Given in Homeschooling
    Every family approaches homeschooling differently. For parents who wish to have their children tested, standardized tests are available throughout the year, depending on the grade and type of test. ...
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    Homeschooling Support
    Homeschooling Through Challenging Times
    Homeschooling Through Challenging Times Isabel Shaw When difficulties arise, families sometimes give up on homeschooling, believing that children will be in the way, or will be unable to cope with a challenging situation. Family illness, a new b...
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    Homeschooling Support
    Homeschooling and the Power of Play
    Homeschooling and the Power of PlayBy Elizabeth Kanna, contributing editor-at-large, Homeschooler Network The Cleavers were America's favorite TV family in the 1950s. Mrs. Cleaver was a stay-at-home housewife and Mr. Cleaver was the breadwinner. ...
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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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    Homeschooling Support
    Elizabeth Kanna Biography
    Elizabeth KannaContributing Editor-at-Large, Homeschooler NetworkElizabeth is the co-founder of Homeschool.com, co-author of Homeschooling For Success (Warner, July 2002), co-founder of Genie U.com and the creator of the Dream In You, http://ww...
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    Concerns About Homeschooling
    The Ten Most Important Things You Need To Know About Homeschooling
    The Ten Most Important Things You Need To Know About HomeschoolingHomeschooling is life changing. It creates personal growth for both the parents and the child. You (the parent) get a chance to rediscover your own special genius while you help ...
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    Homeschooling Support
    Early Signs of Dyslexia
    Advice from a homeschooling expert on early signs of dyslexia. ...