Six Homeschooling Goals for the New Year

January is a month to discuss things to come, energize, invigorate and celebrate the positive forward thinking that brought your family to this very moment in time. We hope your family is as excited about the upcoming Homeschool New Year as we happen to be! Although 2013 was a good year, there were many tragedies […] READ MORE

Busy Box: 5 Rules to Keep Kids Engaged and Moms Sane

You know the scene; while you’re fighting through long division with one child, your toddler empties the entire roll of toilet paper onto the bathroom floor, and your fifth grader is somehow playing Minecraft, again. Many of us are almost to the end of the marathon that is our school year and, as the winter […] READ MORE

Top 10 Reasons Parents Decide to Homeschool

Although choosing to homeschool has little to do with college football, a comparison can be made with your child’s educational success and a season-winning gameplan. If you didn’t begin with a strategy in mind, it’s time to evaluate where you are and what your ultimate goal is. We can agree that an excellent education is […] READ MORE

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Autism Awareness Month: Keep Your Labels Off My Child

If you have experience educating a special needs child, you know, or at least suspect, that children labeled as “learning disabled” possess certain strengths that far exceed those of an average or even advanced student. However, you have probably also noticed that rather than promoting those strengths and using them to help these students succeed, […] READ MORE

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Common Core, Testing, and Your Rights

No doubt you have heard the uproar surrounding the Common Core State Standards, or CCSS. We’ve discussed previously the realities of the “newest thing” in education and its negative impact upon our school systems and nation. Though a majority of states have not fully integrated the standards into classrooms and standardized testing, the preliminary results […] READ MORE

Online Homeschool Interview: Jessica Parnell

1. How does online homeschooling work? Bridgeway’s online homeschooling is a fully online program that does not require additional textbooks. Students log on to the program and engage in upbeat instructional activities. These include videos, interactive games, upbeat instruction and online practice activities, quizzes and tests. Students also have the opportunity to build writing skills […] READ MORE