Category Archives: Homeschooling

Information on parent-determined learning.

Screen Time Mitigates Summer Learning Loss

  This meme has been floating around my groups and I have to say that I totally disagree with it. First, I am the worst model of this. Email comes first in the morning with my cup of tea. Every … Continue reading

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Government Oversight is Over-rated

It’s always interesting to me that society, school administrators and the government feel the need to provide educational oversight in home education. They insist that parents must provide an education “equal to the education children would get in school.” Many … Continue reading

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Unschooling To University

Judy Arnall describes Unschooling to University

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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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