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Using the Web as a Research Tool

Using the Web as a Research Tool

How do you do research on the Web?
First, figure out key words to use in the search. To find sites on the Penobscot Indians, for example, think of other words to describe them. If you just type Penobscot, you'll miss tons of information and get some really off the wall stuff. Instead, try to think of more common, less specific words: Native Americans, American Indians, Native American tribes, etc. Next, I choose a search engine on the Web.

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Updated: September 2, 2020

Pre-Homeschooling Checklist

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Pre-Homeschooling Checklist

1. Can I afford it?
The initial costs for books and equipment are minimal. The library is the most important resource, and it's free. If you choose to purchase a curriculum, costs start at around $300. During your child's teen years, the cost of curricula varies depending on what you do. Count on spending a few hundred dollars to approximately $1,000 for the school year. Purchase used materials, and cut that figure in half.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

The Core Knowledge Curriculum

The Core Knowledge Curriculum

It was first tested in Fort Myers, Florida, in 1990. Based on the premise that a shared body of common knowledge is crucial for citizens of a democracy, "core knowledge" has gone from a philosophy to a growing phenomenon that has revolutionized over 350 schools across the country.

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Succeeding at Standardized Tests

Succeeding at Standardized Tests

Parents: Do Your Homework
Standardized testing -- two simple words that often strike fear for children, teachers, and parents alike. Many states use proficiency testing as a way to assess children and evaluate teachers. In some states, a low score on a proficiency exam is grounds for holding your child back. Whatever the policies are in your state, your job is to prepare your young learner for the testing challenge.

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  • Gaelic First Names

    Most popular Gaelic first names on Family Education. Find your Gaelic first name from A to Z and learn about its meaning and origins. read more

by: Alexandra Kennedy, MA, MFT

Helping Children Understand The Five Losses That Make the COVID-19 Pandemic So Devastating

The 5 losses that make COVID-19 grief difficult for kids

Our world changed drastically, seemingly overnight. As the coronavirus emptied our streets, closed our businesses, threatened our lives, and isolated us in our homes, we have experienced profound losses. In response, our grief is deep, complicated and many layered—it is normal, natural and necessary to grieve.

More: 5 Tips for Parenting Anxious Kids During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Updated: May 29, 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Working From Home With Kids

the ultimate guide to working at home with kids

As parents, we are in unprecedented times right now as we tackle both working from home and guiding our children through their remote learning journeys. Not to mention that we are doing this in a time of crisis as we face the COVID-19 global pandemic. If you’re not used to working from home, that alone would be stressful during normal times. If you’ve never homeschooled, this alone would be challenging.

Homeschooling Teens: Teaching and Record Keeping

Homeschooling Teens:
Teaching and Record Keeping

Isabel Shaw  

What Subjects Do I Teach?


Homeschooling: The Teen Years by Cafi Cohen outlines how to set up and follow a high school curriculum. If your child plans to attend college, Cohen advises you to begin your studies with the following subjects:

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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 person who doesn't have a full-time career outside of the home is typically the person who carries the bulk of the load in terms of planning and running the homeschool. However, a homeschool will benefit significantly from the enthusiastic participation of a spouse.

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Updated: November 11, 2020

Easing Up On House Rules During the Coronavirus Pandemic

4 house rules to ease up on during coronavirus

Now more than ever, you can let go of your attempts to be Mary Poppins or the perfect parent. The rollercoaster of events caused by COVID-19 has forced us to dig deep and rethink what is most important in life. But meanwhile, we are required to #stayhome with our families while also attempting some degrees of normalcy with work, homeschool, and botched social interaction.

More: The Ultimate Guide to Working From Home With Kids

by: Kristine Petterson

Parenting Mindfully When Life Spirals Out of Control

mindful parenting when things seem out of control

My yoga teacher Tiffany Wood loves to say, “You may not be in control of every situation, but you can always take charge.” It took time for this teaching to sink in, and becoming a mother gave me a whole new perspective on being out of control. Parents are handed a tiny human with their own agenda and pretty strong opinions out of the gate. It’s physically and emotionally exhausting and it only gets harder when your child is old enough to look you in the eye and shout, “NO!”

by: Erin Dower

Smart Rules of Thumb for Children's App Use

Rules of Thumb on Children's App Use

It goes without saying that smartphones and apps have become an integral part of our everyday lives. But what about our children's lives? At what age is it okay to let your kids start using smartphones? Which apps are safe and which are not?

We've done some investigating to help you navigate the tricky world of smartphones, tablets and app use.

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What Is Needed from You to Homeschool Successfully?

What Is Needed from You to Homeschool Successfully?

If you are going to be your homeschool's primary teacher, principal, janitor, and so on, homeschooling your children is a major commitment on your part. In terms of time alone, you can expect that running a homeschool will require at least as much time and effort, and probably more, as a full-time job because running a homeschool successfully is in reality a full-time job. The following is a list of some of what will be required from you to homeschool successfully:

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Updated: December 29, 2021

Covid Safety Tips For Parents As Kids Head Back to School

Covid Safety Tips

Many families and students faced challenges over the last year during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. With back-to-school around the corner, many districts are making a push for as much in-person learning as possible. Stress and anxiety are likely high for many kids and families who are working to find ways to keep their children safe during the school year while still being able to reunite with their teachers and peers.