Top 5 arguments against homeschooling

At Home Education Council of America, we speak with tens of thousands of homeschoolers throughout the year who share with us the concerns and questions they get from friends, neighbors, family members, and others about their decision to homeschool. Because most of the country has been conditioned to believe that public school is the single […]

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Not Back to School Celebration

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 While everyone else is getting in to the drudgery of being locked inside four walls for 6 to 7 hours a day, 5 days a week, enduring whatever trials they endure, homeschoolers all over the world are celebrating the month of September as NOT BACK TO SCHOOL MONTH!At HECOA, […]

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Teaching High School Writing

Does the thought of teaching writing to your high schooler frighten you? Are you worried that you might not have enough experience at the high school level? Well, this is a very common topic of which we receive emails every month about – how do I teach high school writing when I didn’t go to […]

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Am I Smart Enough to Homeschool?

Are you afraid that you are not smart enough to homeschool your children?  Do you think that only certified teachers have your child's best interest at heart?  Is your mind filled with doubts about your abilities? There are millions of homeschoolers in this country – only a very, very small fraction of them have a […]

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How to Homeschool Science

Do your science projects keep getting pushed aside?  Do you wish you could be more creative or have more energy to teach this subject? Many parents love teaching science, while others struggle with finding time and creativity to make it happen. Some of us are so busy trying to get all the worksheets and reading […]

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Learning by Doing

Learning by Doingby Dianne McLeanChildren learn best by doing. That is an undisputed fact. Sitting them down with textbooks and videos and worksheets will only teach them to regurgitate information. However, when they can learn with hands-on activities the retention is unparalleled. Homeschooling offers the chance to take learning to higher levels and have that […]

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Help for Todays Education Refugees

Have you been thrown into homeschooling and don't know where to start? Tens of thousands of new families are facing the task of providing education at home for their children this year.  They are joining the millions of families who have already taken on the responsibility of teaching their children.  And many are really struggling […]

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Increase Memory with Symbology

Did your child forget everything he learned yesterday?  How can you increase memory and comprehension? Many parents write in to us asking about this topic – how to help their children remember what is taught.  And even parents themselves often have difficulty remembering important things. There are so many aspects to memorization and numerous philosophies and teachings […]

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How to get your kids to talk to you

Do you know what your children are thinking?  How can you listen to them and understand them if they won't open up? Communicating with children who are tweens and teens can be like splitting hairs sometimes.  Parents want to have open discussion with their kids, but many parents nowadays didn't have that kind of communication […]

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Fun way to teach history

Fun Ways to Teach Historyby Dianne McLean Is history boring for your kids? Do they constantly whine or put their head down on the table when you are reading history books? We’ve previously featured a blog post on how to engage history using family genealogy. Since that post, we have received hundreds of emails from our readers […]

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