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Homeschooling an Only Child

Vol. 104, Prg. 11–15
April 25–29, 2011

Will my child still benefit from homeschooling if he or she has no siblings? This week on Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith answers this question with an emphatic yes! Join Mike as he interviews a mother and daughter on the challenges and unique rewards of home educating an only child.

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Desk for One, Please!
Getting Your Homeschool out of the House
Socialization in the Singular
The Voice of Experience
Encouragement from the Other Side


Mary Healy
Mary Healy lives in Alaska with her husband, Ron. They homeschooled their only child, Shannon. Since Shannon graduated from high school and went to college, Mary has returned to being a Registered Nurse and volunteers at a crisis pregnancy center.

Shannon Healy
Shannon Healy is a senior at Patrick Henry College, where she enjoys her studies in Government. She was homeschooled K-12, during which time she spent her off-school hours dancing, playing the violin, reading books, and coordinating TeenPact classes. In spite of spending the last four years focused on political science, she will be moving to Michigan after graduation to begin a career as a costume designer.

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