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Homeschooling: Helping Your Child Transition to College

Transitioning from homeschooling to college can be pretty daunting as students face several unique challenges. Not only does it entail preparing for a whole new environment, but the application process can also be a little more complicated compared to regular students. That’s because parents or teachers will have to collate all the college admissions requirements …

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Umbrella School: why you should homeschool with an umbrella school

An umbrella school is generally a private school which has an option available for homeschooling. An umbrella school has students which actually attend the private school, as well as students who are registered as homeschoolers. Why do homeschooling families want to come under a private school? A family who homeschools signs up under an umbrella …

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Homeschooling: should you socialize a homeschooled child?

Many people outside of the homeschool community are concerned about homeschoolers and socialization. The general assumption by many is that a child who is homeschooled does not know how to socialize and will lack socialization skills. Tamra B. Orr states in her book A Parent’s Guide to Homeschooling the following: “The ability to socialize well …

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Homeschool questions: be prepared for questions from family and friends

If you have decided to homeschool, concerned parents, friends and family members may ask many questions. Most people ask questions because they are curious about the homeschooling lifestyle. However, it can feel like an invasion of your privacy if you are constantly being bombarded with questions. Advocates of homeschooling encourage new families to come up …

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Homeschooling: enrichment classes and support groups

Homeschooling support groups are a group of homeschooling families who come together at various times throughout the month. Many simply refer to this time as “group”. Some support groups are formal and will offer information on the latest legal information in regards to homeschooling and/or have guest speakers come in to cover various topics of …

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Types of homeschooling: structured learning, unschooling, eclectic learning

There are many different styles in which homeschooling can be implemented. However, each style will generally fall into one of three categories: Structured, Eclectic, or Unschooling. Structured Learning Structured learning is often called the cousin to public and/or private schools. A child who is being taught at home in a structured learning environment will find …

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