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Homeschool Articles

Articles on homeschooling that are compelling, supportive, instructive. Please share your favorites!

I go to school but it doesn't have four walls. My school is the world | Reka Kaponay | Opinion | The Guardian

I’ve been educated in both traditional and non-traditional systems, and I can point to the benefits of all I’ve learned while travelling to 30 countries

The Lonely Years - The Classical Unschooler

It's not the same but different when the kids are older - it's completely different. For one, it doesn't feel as lonely.

Homeschool Worries: Erased With Research & Experience | Laura Grace Weldon

Here are all sorts of studies that dispel homeschooling myths. Plus what we experienced as we jumped from schooling to homeschooling.

There Is No Behind in Homeschool – Grace Under Pressure

I regularly hear homeschool moms lament that their child is behind.

This is public school mentality.

So Your Family Member Is Homeschooling? Here's What You Really Need to Know | Happiness is here

But you want to understand, right? I hope you do. You love this person and you want to support them. I know for sure they would love your support.

"Don't People Want a Break from Their Kids?" - The Classical Unschooler

"Homeschooling is just weird. Don't people want a break from their kids?"

The Fragile Generation - Reason.com

Bad policy and paranoid parenting are making kids too safe to succeed.

3 ways to raise kids with a mission - Simple Homeschool

What if we gave children a vision for what the big picture could be...before we even pass out the pencils? What if we raised kids with a mission?

Homeschool Curriculum for the Gifted Child—is it a UNICORN?

According to The Columbus Group (1991), giftedness is asynchronous development in which advanced cognitive abilities and heightened intensity combine to create inner experiences and awareness that are qualitatively different from the norm. This asynchrony increases with higher intellectual capacity. The uniqueness of the gifted renders them particularly vulnerable and requires modifications in parenting, teaching, and counseling in order for them to develop optimally.  

Freedoms Homeschool Parents Forget - Not Before 7

Sometimes homeschooling parents forget the many freedoms they can enjoy every day in their homeschools. If you are ready for a break from the everyday routine, then check out this list of homeschool freedoms that many parents forget.

You can homeschool in less than 2 hours per day | Pocketful of Pebbles

When someone first envisions homeschooling, the first thought is often a family replicating the school environment at home. Lessons start promptly at 8:30am, with children working studiously around the kitchen table until a break for lunch at noon. After the lunch break, lessons continue until 2:30pm. Then the homeschool day is over. But, for a large and growing number of families, homeschooling looks absolutely nothing like this. For example, homeschooling families who identify as unschoolers make no distinction between living and learning. Children learn from the day they are born. You can’t stop them. Other homeschooling families believe in incorporating some structured academic activities into their days and weeks. Even so, these families tend to have a lot of free time to play, explore, and go on adventures compared to families with children in traditional schools. Homeschoolers are often asked how they have time to do everything. Where does all their time come from? Let’s compare the amount of structured learning taking place during the school year with the time it takes for homeschoolers to accomplish the same thing.