Category Archives for Socialization

Inclusive Friends: The IF Project

What IF we were taught to cherish each other regardless of differences?What IF we had the chance to create memories with friends who have new ideas?What IF frustration and stress were seen as opportunities to develop patience and compassion?What IF you were part of a new inspiring mission in home education – paving the way […]

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Support Groups – Why?

This live presentation will air on:Thursday – September 22nd – 11am Pacific TimeThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Not Back to School Summit – REGISTER HERE for live access!Support Groups – Are they a dying breed? Support groups have adapted to many waves of homeschooling. But are they now dinosaurs? We will talk about support groups, […]

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Social Leadership For Families

This live presentation will air on:Friday, April 8th at 11am Pacific ​This workshop will be taught in the 2016 Ultimate Homeschool Bootcamp- REGISTER HERE for live access!Each of us has the privilege, opportunity, and– I believe–the responsibility to be social leaders. Setting a positive example and making a positive difference in the lives of those […]

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Safely Navigating the Social and Virtual Worlds

This live presentation will air on:Tuesday – April 5th at 11am Pacific​This workshop will be taught in the 2016 Ultimate Homeschool Bootcamp- REGISTER HERE for live access! ​Social Media and the Internet connects the world for collaboration, sharing expertise, and conversing with like-minded people. But the technology and opportunities in the virtual world have surged […]

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20 Ways Socialization Can Be Achieved Through Service

20 Ways Socialization Can Be Achieved Through ServiceBy Jen HolmstromWe’ve all heard it many times before. “What about socialization?” It’s one of the common arguments against homeschooling. But it’s quite ironic, because many of us homeschool so that we can have more flexibility in how and what our children learn. It isn’t difficult to make […]

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Skating Through Life

Skating Through Lifeby Jen Holmstrom Around the Holidays we look for seasonal activities. One of the best activities for colder days is skating; roller or ice. Both roller skating and ice skating are fun and perfect for the season. And both have their educational properties!  You can research the many types of sports involved with skating. […]

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5 Social Lessons Every Child Must Know

This workshop was taught in the 2015 Not Back to School Summit – REGISTER HERE for FREE live access to our next summit!Never in the history of the world have so many people taken an interest in the social development of children. Why? Social grooming is a natural part of any civilization, but have we gone […]

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Dramatic Play for Smarter Preschoolers

Dramatic Play Will Make Your Preschooler Smarter By Jen Holmstrom Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Toddlers and Preschoolers are experts in what’s referred to as “dramatic play.” This is when a child uses their imagination to initiate a game of pretend or role playing. A child might peer through an empty paper towel roll […]

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How to be “Normal”: Satirical Socialization Tips

[osd_social_media_sharing] Tired of getting asked how you "socialize" your kiddos? The team over at HECOA put together a (satirical) list of tips on how to "fit in with the real world". Bookmark

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Homeschool 101 – a brief synopsis

[osd_social_media_sharing] Parents who are seeking better academic opportunities for their children are growing ever-weary of waiting for the states to clean up and repair the broken public school system.   The recent addition of Common Core and all the dumbing down of curriculum has added mountains of concern. So it is no doubt that home education […]

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