I once had a mother confess to me that when she first started homeschooling, she went way overboard. She figured that if public schools spent one hour on any given subject each day, her kids needed to spend two hours on that subject each day. That way, she could claim to be doing a better job. Boy did she turn that around in a hurry!
Sometimes it's easy to fall into the "comparison trap." We see our neighbors' children spending hours and hours on school and extracurricular activities. We look at it and think, "Well, we homeschool. We can do better." We think "better," but we really mean "more." That's a trap. Do our kids really need to be overloaded like those other kids?
Learning can take place anywhere, anytime. Build learning into your lifestyle, and you'll be amazed. Most of what my kids really learn come from unplanned opportunities. Sure, we do formal studies, but boy, we treasure the "real life" learning!
What is a good score on the SAT? Everybody asks me that!
There is no formula or calculation for what makes a good score. A good SAT score is the best score that YOUR child can earn. But to guesstimate how your child is doing, I can suggest a scale based on the general population of the US. It doesn't fit… Read More
Joshua Harris is no longer a Christian. Sad news for the homeschool community.
Joshua Harris is the author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye and is the adult child of well known homeschool speaker. His father, Gregg Harris, is often considered one of the founders of the modern homeschool movement. A former homeschool speaker, Joshua Harris was an outspoken evangelical pastor
If your child has dreams of gaining admission to an Ivy League school, there are certain things you'll need to do to help them reach their goal. Read on for helpful information to help your homeschool student realize their dream.
The Ivy League is actually an American collegiate athletic conference that includes eight private colleges located in the Northeast