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How do Homeschooling and Socialization Work Together?

How do Homeschooling and Socialization Work Together?
 Parents worry about homeschooling and socialization. Neighbors wonder if homeschoolers are weird. And kids just want to find friends. Here ...
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Guest — Alaina
Thank you, Lee! I need to continue to reflect over this article. I read it at a time when I truly needed to hear this encouragem... Read More
Saturday, 05 October 2019 18:27
Lee loves to help, Alaina! Let us know if you have questions! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar... Read More
Sunday, 06 October 2019 03:54
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What Does Homeschooling Look Like?

What Does Homeschooling Look Like?
What does homeschooling look like? It looks like a child, a book, and a dog, at least in our home! Homeschooling provides a safe and secure learning environment, and a comfortable, relaxing education. Pets are welcome!There are so many benefits to homeschooling, it’s hard to list them all: rigorous academics, positive socialization, time for specialization ... the list is almost endless. Many families choose homeschooling because they believe the safety and comfort of home is the best learning environment...
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Socialization: Can't Mess with Destiny

Socialization: Can't Mess with Destiny
Socialization: Can't Mess With Destiny Years ago, my husband and I went on an Alaskan cruise with my parents. It was wonderful, and we had SUCH a good time! It was fun to see a client and her family on the ship, too! Midway through the cruise, I had the chance to speak to our cruise director, Jason Venner on the Holland America MS Westerdam.  Jason was raised in the Pacific Northwest. He lived in a remote location of...
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Guest — Jennifer Walters
Thanks! This was so encouraging.
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 17:59
Guest — Lee
Aw... thanks, Renee! Blessings, Lee
Tuesday, 04 October 2011 12:59
Guest — renee
As long as we love the Father and keep His commandments, why should we fret? He tells us not to be anxious in anytblog. John 14 &... Read More
Monday, 03 October 2011 19:55
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A little story for the next time you're asked about socialization...

A little story for the next time you're asked about socialization...
A little story for the next time you're asked about homeschool socialization... In 2006, my boys were two of 108 top applicants invited to compete for ten full-tuition scholarships at Seattle Pacific University. All 108 invitees had great SAT scores. All had compelling personal stories. Between them, they had thousands of hours of community service. Indeed, there was very little - on paper - to distinguish one from the other. That is why, I suppose, SPU...
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Guest — Cindi
Lee, Wow! I did not know your sons went through that experience. What a great story! When my daughter was 6yo and attending a bir... Read More
Thursday, 06 November 2014 08:44
Guest — Carrie
Almost every single day I get compliments at how smart and well-spoken my boys are. They are 4 and 6. ... Read More
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 15:49
Guest — Hope
Lee, When my oldest son was 4 or 5 he was FASCINATED by Apollo 11 and the moon landing. When I took him to the local park he w... Read More
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 12:03
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How Can I Meet My Child's Social and Academic Needs?

How Can I Meet My Child's Social and Academic Needs?
If you aren't worried about meeting your child's social needs, you're probably worried about meeting their academic needs and vice versa! How can you possibly meet your child's social and academic needs in your homeschool? Click on Lee's video below to get some tips!Are you confident about socialization and academics in your homeschool? What are you worried about? Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I...
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Guest — JW
We were pretty isolated from our home school community - long story short, we didn't "fit in" very well. However, we made acquain... Read More
Saturday, 21 June 2014 10:00
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How do You Answer the Socialization Question?

How do You Answer the Socialization Question?
What do you do when people ask you about the socialization of their children?  Do you blow them off with a flip answer, or have you had any good conversations where people ‘see the light?'I asked a few of my friends what kinds of experiences they’ve had with this question, and they shared some of their stories below.“My husband is military and last summer brought a move; our first move since we started home schooling. As...
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The Dreaded “S” Word: Socialization

The Dreaded “S” Word: Socialization
Recently I was talking with friends online about the dreaded “S” word: socialization. I wondered whether it was still a common question, and how other parents handled it. I got quite a variety of different responses, and thought you’d enjoy hearing some of them! The Dreaded "S" Word: Socialization “We heard many a doubt expressed by friends, extended family, and others regarding homeschooling through high school. Our two oldest are now attending private colleges, on scholarship, and doing...
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Guest — Kim
Great to hear all of these positive experiences with the socialization question. That seems to be the biggest hang up for people ... Read More
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 09:22
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Oh, Kim! I agree! Many kids from the public school can't imagine having a conversation with an adult (of course their are exceptio... Read More
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 10:05
Guest — J W
Thanks for the encouragement, Lee!
Monday, 10 December 2012 17:18
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What about it? Socialization in the news.

What about it? Socialization in the news.
It was a bad day for local schools in my newspaper the other day.  In the Thursday paper I read these stories: Highline student charged with violent rape attempt By Levi Pulkkinen, Seattle PI.  A Highline High School student accused of attacking a teen girl with a brick has been charged with attempted rape.Des Moines teens could face pornography charges by The Associated Press Public school teens at a party shared cell phone video of classmates,...
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Guest — J W
Yeah... Helloooo... Things have been horribly wrong for decades. The only reason I wasn't terrified of setting foot in my alma ... Read More
Thursday, 12 May 2011 18:30
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Searching For Homeschool Socialization

Searching For Homeschool Socialization
Socialization is not about a group of kids all the same age.  True socialization is about people of ALL ages getting together. When kids are feeling alone, then getting out into the world can provide the socialization they are craving.  Here are some suggestions for socialization activities: Family and family outings. Play-only groups;  many support groups will have park days in the summer.  It may be worth joining a group JUST to meet kids are park...
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