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Blogs posts about parenting in the homeschooling context.

Lessons from Our first Year of Homeschooling with a Chronic Illness

It’s officially the end of our first year of homeschooling! Hooray! Also, can I have more coffee? And cake? We are definitely going to bake and decorate cupcakes this coming weekend. Like many parents, we started our homeschooling journey by withdrawing our child from playschool. It was her second one, and she simply wasn’t happy …

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Connecting with your child helps them learn

Are you frustrated with homeschooling, wondering how to make the light bulb in your child’s mind turn on more often? Here’s a key that almost always makes a difference: CONNECTING with your child. It’s like a switch. Connecting with your child enables better learning. You may have heard homeschoolers say “The relationship with your child …

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How to homeschool multiple kids and stay sane – charlene hess

How do these other moms do it – homeschooling multiple kids? I can just see you there, dear parent, picking up one book, putting down another, teaching one child while trying to appease the toddler pulling at your leg. It’s like the ultimate multi-tasking disaster waiting to explode in your head and your house when …

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Day in the life of a homeschooling family

Life from Home – Day in the Life of A homeschooling family

Wondering how other families do it? Here’s a glimpse into a day in the life of our homeschooling family. You may find some hidden tips that help make the routine flow (most of the time). This is the first of what will be regular posts on our simple days (yes, I said simple, I’m optimistic). …

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How to teach your child to learn independently

Many families are plunged into homeschooling with little choice right now, and many children have little concept of how to work and learn independently. Do you have your hands in your hair? Did you yell at your child and surrender to the TV screen so you can just finish one darned work assignment in peace? …

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How to manage anxiety naturally – multi-sensory ideas

Do you and/or your children struggle with anxiety? With managing fears, worries and uncertainties about things that could happen or what will happen next? This post is full of tips, techniques, and strategies to help you manage anxiety as naturally as possible. Adults and children alike need to learn mental, emotional and physical coping skills …

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How to get through tough times as a family

What I’ve learned about getting through tough times as a family

This week, I wanted to share something that is not so much about homeschooling, or about activities with your kids. Instead, I wanted to share something REAL from my life to encourage you – what I’ve learned about getting through tough times as a family. Something that takes the pressure off and lifts your heart. …

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Fun ways to cope during social distancing

Fun Ways to Cope During Social Distancing

I’ve been giving this coronavirus situation a lot of thought lately. It’s hard to cope or be productive during times like this, and even harder to think of something fun, depending on your circumstances right now. Here in South Africa, we’re a little late to the social distancing “party” and even so, it still seems …

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How to homeschool and stay sane during the coronavirus crisis

Parents, if you’re worried about staying sane and homeschooling during this crisis, you’re in good hands. You’re not alone. This post will help you with some simple, actionable tips on how to start homeschooling during this coronavirus crisis. (And stay sane.) The homeschooling community is here to help you, offer you loads of free resources …

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homeschooling while moving to another country

Homeschooling while moving to another country

Many homeschoolers consider traveling while homeschooling, or emigration to another country for work, financial, family or other reasons. Obviously, this can bring about many questions such as how to maintain or create a new routine, requirements in another country, etc. This isn’t something I’ve tried myself, but I’ve recently chatted with another homeschooling mom, Susan …

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