4 Ways to Prepare a Young Child for Academics

  We all want our children to be successful in school.  How do we help our young children learn what they need to learn so when school starts they will be all set? I work full-time as a Speech-Language Pathologist with young children and their families.  I go into the…

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5 Things I Fear About Public School

Recently, someone who didn’t know me too well started to shower down 20 questions about homeschooling and share her perspectives on the matter.  I don’t know about you, but I seem to run into quite a bit of people who don’t get homeschooling and are quick to share their criticisms…

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Determining Grade Level

Talking with other homeschooling parents I have realized that not everyone determines grade level in the same way.    Some choose to determine grade level according to their child’s skill level and others equate the grade with the child’s age. I think homeschooling provides a unique perspective on grade levels.…

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3 Ways Engagement Is Not Entertainment

Engagement is often confused with entertainment.  They are not the same thing.  1.  Interesting or fun? Entertainment has fun as its focus.  We all like fun, right?  Learning often happens when we are having fun.  Engagement is different though.  Engagement is focused on presenting the subject matter in a way…

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