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High School Planning with Your Teen

Because every child is different, and especially because homeschooling encourages individuality, every child’s plan should look a little different.
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Bravery and Failure: Teaching Our Kids Resilience

What is more important for our kids? Performing well or being resilient in the face of challenges? 
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All in the Family: Experiences with Adoption, An Interview with Tj Schmidt

Living as a missionary kid in Haiti for over five years is life-changing. But welcoming three more siblings within eight months while living there takes change to a new level!
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The “Professional” Homeschool Mom: Minimizing the Challenges

Teachers have an incredible impact in a child's life. Leaving an outside job to homeschool may take some adjustment, but in the end, you'll likely find it's one of the best investments you ever made.
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Having Fun in a COVID Summer

If you’re looking for engaging activities to do with your preschooler in this final month of summer, here are some things we’ve loved.
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6 Tips to Begin Homeschooling Your Special Needs Child

If your child was just diagnosed with a learning disability or a special need of any kind, there can be a myriad of emotions to deal with, such as shock, concern, fear, relief, anger, or sadness.
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Don’t Go It Alone! Support for Special Needs Homeschooling

Homeschooling children with special needs—it’s rewarding, but can be exhausting . . . and sometimes lonely. Feeling isolated? Please know that you are not alone! Here are some great tips to connect with caring community and support.
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A Homeschool Day in the Life: You Can Do This!

Here is an outline of our average homeschool day (from The Shutdown till our end of year in mid-June). For reference, I have five children: grades 4–7 (three girls), K/1st (boy), and a baby boy born last October.
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Diploma FAQ's

If you’re wondering whether your homeschooled student can receive a high school diploma, the answer is yes! As the parent, you can present a diploma that indicates he or she has successfully completed their course of study.
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Online, Co-op, Tutorial . . . Which High School Courses Are Right for My Teen?

The course options available to your high schooler can be mind-boggling! Explore each alternative so you can match your teen’s needs to the right course format: Parent-taught, co-op, online, dual-enrollment, or tutorial.
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What are Homeschoolers Up To? Just Check the News

The media has been busy covering and trying to make sense of so many families switching to school-at-home.
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H.R. 6666: What We Know So Far

H.R. 6666 in its current form offers few details on how tracking COVID-19 cases will be accomplished, and no added protections for patient privacy or restrictions on data collection and use.
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A Homeschooler’s School-at-Home Tips

If you're new to homeschooling during the pandemic, here are some tips from a veteran homeschool mom.
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School’s Out – Now What?

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All in the Family: Experiences with Adoption, An Interview with Heather Frommack

 
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T.H.I.N.K. Before You Speak

This acronym can be a helpful teaching tool. 
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Stop and Dig Deeper: Developing Interest

Slowing down and focusing on one subject can be an important means of learning. 
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Kids Today, Teens Tomorrow

It won’t be long before you experience the joys from investing in your children when they were young. 
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Finding the Time for Priorities

“Don’t say ‘no,’ just so that you can be a little less inconvenienced. Say ‘no’ so you can say ‘yes’ to what God is putting on your heart.”
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Advent-ures in Reading Aloud: 6 Holiday Favorites

In our homeschool, we look forward to the coming of cold winter for reading books. Here are some holiday favorites.
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