Find non-traditional means of teaching, as well as important guides on soft skills that may not be explicitly outlined as important for your childs development.

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  • Socialization Through Holiday Gathering: A Celebratory Exploration of Friends and Family

    The holidays are upon us, and no matter what holiday you choose to celebrate there are guaranteed to be plenty of opportunities to gather with family and friends. While some of these parties or events might seem inconvenient at times, you should consider attending as many as you can with your homeschooled children. Holiday gatherings […]

  • Healthy Self-Expression for 7th Grade

    The tween-age years are a time when kids are exploring and trying to define their personality. It’s also a time of high hormones and poor decision-making skills which can lead to clashes with parents and peers. Kids need to be able to express themselves, but they don’t naturally know how. So, how do you teach […]

  • Halloween Cooking Crafts for 7th Grade

    While your child may not need cooking crafts to graduate, creating art with food is a fun and useful skill that can be a huge benefit to your child. Halloween is an excellent time to help your child learn a few new cooking crafts that might just turn into a new hobby.Here are three spooktacular […]

  • Reveling In the Drama: Socializing Through Community Theater

    If you’ve ever been in a play, you’ve probably experienced how a cast can turn into a tight-knit community of friends. Through countless hours of rehearsal, set building, costume design, and team building activities what once was a group of acquaintances and complete strangers turns into a family. If you’re homeschooling your kids, you’ll find that […]

  • Social Media Safety for 8th Grade

    Most social media sites have a policy that you must be 13 years of age or older to have an account. Therefore, 8th Grade is the perfect time to teach your kids about social media safety. You want your kids to be safe on the internet while still having the freedom to connect with friends […]

  • Age Appropriate Book Clubs: Socializing Through Literature

    In a regular school setting, kids get the opportunity to talk to their friends about their favorite books all the time. However, in a homeschool situation, it can be hard for kids to find people to discuss their favorite novels and stories with people their age. It’s a shame because one of the best parts […]

  • Environmental Awareness for 8th Grade

    The future of the world rests in the hands of our children. Therefore, part of their education should be to gain an understanding of how they can make a difference in caring for the environment. It’s never too early to start teaching kids about environmental consciousness, however, here are a few ideas to get your […]

  • Community Play Groups: Staying Social and Having Fun

    Learning how to play is just as important as learning how to work. Your child needs plenty of play time with other kids of similar ages to learn how to make friends, build healthy relationships, handle conflict, and have good clean fun. A homeschooling environment doesn’t have to limit your child’s opportunities to play with […]

  • Healthy Relationships for 11th Grade

    11th grade is the year many parents allow their children to start dating. Learning about healthy relationships before, and during the time your teen starts to date can help them navigate and avoid many pitfalls, heartaches, and problems. Here are some of the big topics you and your teenager should cover before they ever go […]

  • Nature, Marshmallows, and Memories: The Benefits of Summer Camp for Home Schooled Kids

    It is healthy for kids to spend a little time away from home and away from their parents. Time spent with other adults and new faces teaches them a lot of life skills such as conflict management, relationship building, working with others, and social skills. Unfortunately, one of the biggest challenges homeschooling families face is […]

Beyond

  • Socialization Through Holiday Gathering: A Celebratory Exploration of Friends and Family

    The holidays are upon us, and no matter what holiday you choose to celebrate there are guaranteed to be plenty of opportunities to gather with family and friends. While some of these parties or events might seem inconvenient at times, you should consider attending as many as you can with your homeschooled children. Holiday gatherings […]

  • Healthy Self-Expression for 7th Grade

    The tween-age years are a time when kids are exploring and trying to define their personality. It’s also a time of high hormones and poor decision-making skills which can lead to clashes with parents and peers. Kids need to be able to express themselves, but they don’t naturally know how. So, how do you teach […]

  • Halloween Cooking Crafts for 7th Grade

    While your child may not need cooking crafts to graduate, creating art with food is a fun and useful skill that can be a huge benefit to your child. Halloween is an excellent time to help your child learn a few new cooking crafts that might just turn into a new hobby.Here are three spooktacular […]

  • Reveling In the Drama: Socializing Through Community Theater

    If you’ve ever been in a play, you’ve probably experienced how a cast can turn into a tight-knit community of friends. Through countless hours of rehearsal, set building, costume design, and team building activities what once was a group of acquaintances and complete strangers turns into a family. If you’re homeschooling your kids, you’ll find that […]

  • Social Media Safety for 8th Grade

    Most social media sites have a policy that you must be 13 years of age or older to have an account. Therefore, 8th Grade is the perfect time to teach your kids about social media safety. You want your kids to be safe on the internet while still having the freedom to connect with friends […]

  • Age Appropriate Book Clubs: Socializing Through Literature

    In a regular school setting, kids get the opportunity to talk to their friends about their favorite books all the time. However, in a homeschool situation, it can be hard for kids to find people to discuss their favorite novels and stories with people their age. It’s a shame because one of the best parts […]

  • Environmental Awareness for 8th Grade

    The future of the world rests in the hands of our children. Therefore, part of their education should be to gain an understanding of how they can make a difference in caring for the environment. It’s never too early to start teaching kids about environmental consciousness, however, here are a few ideas to get your […]

  • Community Play Groups: Staying Social and Having Fun

    Learning how to play is just as important as learning how to work. Your child needs plenty of play time with other kids of similar ages to learn how to make friends, build healthy relationships, handle conflict, and have good clean fun. A homeschooling environment doesn’t have to limit your child’s opportunities to play with […]

  • Healthy Relationships for 11th Grade

    11th grade is the year many parents allow their children to start dating. Learning about healthy relationships before, and during the time your teen starts to date can help them navigate and avoid many pitfalls, heartaches, and problems. Here are some of the big topics you and your teenager should cover before they ever go […]

  • Nature, Marshmallows, and Memories: The Benefits of Summer Camp for Home Schooled Kids

    It is healthy for kids to spend a little time away from home and away from their parents. Time spent with other adults and new faces teaches them a lot of life skills such as conflict management, relationship building, working with others, and social skills. Unfortunately, one of the biggest challenges homeschooling families face is […]