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Unschooling Your Child, Part 1

Unschooling Your Child Unschooling is the most fluid style of homeschooling. There is no curriculum and no set boundaries. Many parents feel a bit apprehensive about such freedom. But, even unschooling has certain guidelines that make it a great method of homeschooling.Firstly, allow your child to express interests. Let her select the topic. If she wants to learn about flowers, tell her about the various flowers, their functions, parts of the flower, rare flowers etc. But don't go overboard. Allow her the freedom to stop when she has had enough. This process of learning may take a month or a...

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SOCIAL CONCERNS OF HOMESCHOOLING, PART I

Social concerns of homeschooling PART I Social skills are an area of deep concern when it comes to homeschooling. Many critics point out that since man needs to hone his social skills, a homeschooling environment where social interaction is limited is detrimental to his growth and development. But studies have proved this wrong.Children put into the fiercely competitive school environments lack the confidence to hold a conversation. Such children show little genuine interest in the topic of conversation and don't know how to interact with people of various age groups, especially their elders.

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Homeschool Benefits, Part 2

Homeschool Benefits, Part 2 Homeschooling allows parents to take control of the moral and religious learning of the child. Parents have the flexibility to incorporate their beliefs and ideologies into the child's curriculum.  There is no confusion in the child's mind either because there is no variation between what is being taught and what is being practiced. Lastly, more and more parents are getting disillusioned with the public school system. They believe that their children are being pushed too hard or too little. Other worrying issues pertaining to discipline and ethics also make the school system less welcome. Many repudiate the...

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Benefits of Homeschooling

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Benefits of Homeschooling

Benefits of Homeschooling Homeschoolers often choose to educate their children at home due to the benefits inherent in homeschooling. For those considering homeschooling as an option, you might be wondering just what these benefits are. Studies have shown all sorts of benefits to homeschooling; here are some of them. Family TimeMany families are concerned about the lack of family time in our modern world. Between work, school, and extracurricular activities, many parents and children find it difficult to find time to spend together. Homeschooling requires that the teacher (parent) does spend time with the child or children, and you learn...

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Is Homeschooling Expensive? Part One

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Is Homeschooling Expensive? Part One

Is Homeschooling Expensive? Part One One of a parent's concerns when he or she is deciding whether or not to homeschool is that of cost. It's true that homeschooling can be very expensive, but it does not have to be. Here are some things to consider as you decide whether or not you are going to spend a lot on homeschooling. Entire CurriculaIf you've browsed catalogues (online or in paper) that sell entire curricula - that is, a complete set-up with books, lesson plans, workbooks, manipulatives, etc. for the year - you may have gone into "sticker shock" at the...

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