Homeschooling

Unschooling: Personalized, Self-Determined Education – Education Article

Unschooling is a method of education that people are often curious about. What is it and how do you do it? Today, guest writer Judy shares her insight and experience as an unschooling parent.  Jenny is sitting on the couch reading a book on alligators. She needs to research alligators for her school’s grade 6 science project even though she has no interest in alligators. Her friend, Jared, is also sitting on the couch reading another book on alligators. He…

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Handling Homeschool Opposition – Education Article

Choosing homeschooling as an education method can draw a lot of heat from people who don’t understand exactly what you are doing. As you get started (and even when you’ve been homeschooling for a long time), you will discover that some people you encounter are prone to drilling you with questions about that choice, will argue with you about what you are doing, and flat-out refuse to accept your decision to homeschool as valid.  This homeschool opposition can be unsettling…

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5 Rural Homeschooling Challenges & How To Deal With Them – Education Article

Are you a family considering rural homeschooling your kids? Maybe you live on a farm far from the city. Or maybe you live in the wilderness of Canada’s far north, as we do. While rural and remote families may have many different reasons to homeschool, we all have one thing in common. The challenges. Yet many families manage to live, work, and homeschool far from the services, support, and amenities of Canada’s major cities. If you’re considering homeschooling in a remote rural…

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99 Acts of Kindness You Can Do With Your Family – Education Article

The last few years, I’ve tried to promote a different way of thinking with my kids at Christmas. Instead of just being focused on gifts, and what material things they want to have, we’ve started a tradition of doing acts of kindness throughout the month for others. Each day we aim to accomplish something, no matter how small, for others. It’s been a fun activity for us, and also a neat way to turn the season around. I’ve been thinking of…

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