Category Archives: Homeschooling

Information on parent-determined learning.

Benefits of Travelling With Your Children

February is the time of the year that I get the travel bug.  Winter is dragging on and I want to get away and see something new.  Travel is so easy when you unschool.  No schedules.  Just plan a date, … Continue reading

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Play Ideas for The Dogs Days of Summer

Here are some good play ideas for keeping preschoolers to teens busy, whether they are unschooling or heading back in a few weeks. Retreived from August 2014.

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Handling a Bad Report Card

When unschooling, our children have the benefit of not being marked or evaluated by someone other than his own self-evaluation.  But what happens if unschooled children decide to take a course because they have an interest or wish to enter … Continue reading

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Socialization: It’s More Than Having Friends

When families homeschool, parents are often asked the question, “What about socialization?” Many people are fine with the academic achievement of homeschooling but worry that children who do not go to school to interact with the same aged peers daily, … Continue reading

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Are All-Inclusive Vacations Educational?

“Please respect our school schedule when planning your family vacations.” This was a note in the September newsletter when my child signed up for school in junior high. He lasted two weeks before he decided to come home and unschool … Continue reading

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Unschooling and STEM Careers

You’ve probably noticed it. Your daughter loves playing with lego, taking apart appliances, building complicated computer programs, making potato guns and playing video games. She loves logic, order and computation. She is probably headed to a STEM career. STEM careers … Continue reading

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Education Options for Children Ages 3-5 years

By the time a child reaches the preschool age of three to five, they have changed in so many ways. Many children are ready to expand their world outside of home and interact more with peers, teachers and other parents. … Continue reading

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