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Homeschool Benefits, Part 1

Benefits Of Homeschooling Why let Tim and Lisa learn at home than send them to school? Well, first of all, you don't have to wake them up at 7 every morning and bundle them off to school with umpteen numbers of instructions and wait with an anxious heart till they return. Homeschooling gives you more control over the influences that affect your child. The growth and development of your child are removed from the realm of the unknown. You and you alone can decide what your child needs to do or learn. Tailoring the curriculum to suit the needs and...

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Am I Qualified to Homeschool My Child?

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Am I Qualified to Homeschool My Child?

Am I Qualified to Homeschool My Child? Part Two Last time we discussed this awesome subject, and I wanted to discuss  Knowledge of Your ChildNo one knows a child like his or her parents. Even the most well-meaning teacher does not have the personal interest in your child that you do. That's just how parenting is - you have unique insights into what makes your child tick (or that stops his clock) that you may not be able to put into words. But that insight will hold you in good stead as a homeschooling parent. Outside ResourcesAs noted above, you can't...

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Structure the School Year

Structure the School year Now that you have begun your homeschooling schedule, there are various questions that trouble you. Should you study continuously, take a number of short breaks or a long vacation? What about public holidays? When should you take a break?The answer to these questions and many more like these are actually quite simple: Do whatever suits you best. This is one of the appealing benefits of homeschooling. You do not have a set pattern to follow. You do not HAVE to take that autumn break or close shop for a prolonged summer vacation. Flexibility is the key...

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Everyday Activities That Help Your Teen Apply What They Learn, PART THREE

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Everyday Activities That Help Your Teen Apply What They Learn, PART THREE VolunteeringVolunteering is a great experience for any child of any age. In the teen years, volunteering can serve many purposes, including exploring areas of possible future job interests. Whether your child wants to become a cook or a veterinarian, there is an opportunity for them to volunteer somewhere that sparks passion inside them. Encourage your child to volunteer in at least a few different places throughout their teen years, as this will give them a taste of what the working world is like, and will help them choose...

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Unschooling Your Child.....continued

Unschooling Your Child.....continued Notice all opportunities for learning. When in the kitchen, point out the vitamins in fruits and vegetables. What makes tomatoes red, and why are leafy vegetables good? If you don't know the answers, don't worry. Look it up. Lastly, don't worry if the going seems slow. This is just the way kids learn. Give them time and lots of encouragement.

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