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The Secret of Motivating Kids To Learn Cursive

Handwriting, Cursive and Keyboarding Skills – When should kids learn them? The short answer to when kids should learn the tools of expression, is when they need them to express themselves. As homeschoolers, we bought Mario Teaches Typing and cursive … Continue reading

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Push Back Against Unnecessary Government Regulation of Home Education

Like UBER, Amazon and AirBnB, home education is a billion dollar industry disruptor. The advancement of the internet enables students to be borderless and no longer constrained to their particular government’s provision of education.  Classes can be taken from other … Continue reading

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Unschooling FAQ – Academic Concerns

  Can kids really “catch up” on 12 years of schooling when they are teenagers? Children are not catching up on knowledge but switching to a different track – one that requires more output/demonstration of what they already have learned. … Continue reading

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Unschooling FAQ – Social Concerns

What about socialization? Forced association is not socialization. In any area of life, people come together from different ages, genders, cultures, religions, nationality, and occupations. Except school which sorts children according to the above categories. Raising children in a home … Continue reading

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What If They Play Video Games All Day?

Eventually, they will get bored and move on to something else! As someone who never monitored nor put limits on gaming time, I often worried about the hours spent on video and computer gaming. Will my kids ever try anything … 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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The Door Stopper

My son was 2 years old and loved those door stoppers that went twang. You know those coiled thingys with the white rubber cap.  They drove me crazy! I wanted to remove them all. But I didn’t, because my son … Continue reading

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