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Month: April 2017

Choosing The Right Home School Curriculum

Choosing The Right Home School Curriculum

Choosing the right home school curriculum depends on a number of factors, but it mostly depends on the type of learner you are teaching. What do I mean by the “type of learner?” Depending on age, some children enjoy reading, while others do not. The good news about homeschooling is, you can choose which is best for your type of learner. Obviously, a child that does not enjoy reading would need a curriculum more auditory based. I have 4 children,…

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Home School Schedule

Home School Schedule

Homeschool should not be solely about academics. My wife was part of a cardiovascular seminar 2 weeks ago. Since then, she has expressed concern about me as a stay at home dad. Unfortunately, it is easy to neglect your health when your role as a human being is chasing children all day long. One would think this running constitutes some sort of exercise, but unfortunately it doesn’t. Today rather than doing school, I allowed my children to relax and set…

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Power of Forgiveness in Children

Power of Forgiveness in Children

This morning was a rather difficult day of homeschool. Sometimes our days just don’t start out as we would want them to. My younger son woke up with a bit of an attitude. Perhaps he did not sleep too well, regardless, he seemed to get out of the bed complaining. Things progressed with a few more complaints, then I asked him to put our dog in her crate. He responded with frustration and I did not do too well with…

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Tailored Curriculum

Tailored Curriculum

Another advantage of homeschooling your children is the ability to tailor the curriculum according to their needs. As I’ve touched on in a previous post, there is no need for a cookie cutter style curriculum. Not all children are the same, why should their curriculum be? My third grade son loves Math and therefore seems to excel somewhat in the subject, so we allow him to do fourth grade math instead of third grade. My two boys are also taking…

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Create Strong Bonds With Your Children

Create Strong Bonds With Your Children

Children that are homeschooled are often said to be at a social disadvantage particularly because of the lack of social skills. While socializing children has its benefits, I personally believe creating bonds with them is far more important. Children that spend all day in a public facility with other adults and children that don’t share same values are often put in unnecessary situations. When I was a child, I remember the playground being run by a bunch of bullies. Several…

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Can Education Be Fun?

Can Education Be Fun?

When children are the ones being educated, it makes one wonder, can education be fun? Education is necessary no matter the age, but how can we as home educators make them understand this all important concept? First of all, it is not easy. Sometimes, it is like brushing your teeth with a mouth full of chocolate. Sometimes, it is very difficult indeed. How can we as parents make education fun? Honestly, the level of fun depends on the child. I…

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New Family Member

New Family Member

We have been on the hunt for a puppy. Finally after many visits to the Humane Society, various other dog shelters, and pet stores, we have finally found the perfect pup for our home. She is a Chocolate Labrador by the name of “Brownie.” I know, what an original name, I guess that is what happens when children pick out the name.   I love dogs, but growing up, I never had an indoor pet. Getting this extremely nice puppy…

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Putting Together A Homeschool Schedule

Putting Together A Homeschool Schedule

Being an effective homeschool educator requires organization; therefore, putting together a homeschool schedule is of utmost importance. One question I get over and over, is “how do you manage 4 children?” Honestly at times, I have no idea. Attempting to get 4 little individuals to do what you need them to do is often quite difficult. Much like us, children get up on the wrong side of the bed and are often rowdy. Regardless of we feel though, keeping a…

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