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9 Tips for Homeschooling Gifted Children

Mar 19, 2013 No Comments by

We had an email asking for tips for homeschooling a gifted daughter which prompted us to compile all our very best tips and tricks learned over the past decades. What would you add? 1. Disdain Busy-Work Your child wants to learn, so don’t slow her down! If she has mastered multiplication, why are you still [...]

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Homeschooling Your Baby – Learning Styles

Mar 20, 2012 4 Comments by

The first step to teaching your baby at home is to let your baby teach you. What makes your baby laugh? All sorts of tickles will amuse your wiggler but leave your auditory baby sober. However, he will squeal with delight whenever Grandpa makes a funny sound…

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Why Timberdoodle Encourages Independent Learning

Aug 17, 2011 2 Comments by

I’m wondering, though, about what feels to me like an increasing number of DVD/computer-style resources that “replace” parental involvement (like Sequential Spelling). Yes, homeschooling parents are busy, but isn’t spending time with your kids as they learn a major part of the whole point? What is your perspective on this?
Tricia Groenewold Van Dyk

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Your First Year of Homeschooling

May 23, 2011 1 Comment

Whether you’re just beginning to consider homeschooling or you’re finally ready to get started after years of preparation, let us be the first to congratulate you and welcome you to the wonderful world of homeschooling! It isn’t uncommon to get an email asking where a new homeschooler should start. Here are our best tips, tricks [...]

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Career Planning for Your Homeschooled High School Students, 9 Tips and Thoughts

Apr 26, 2011 2 Comments

A GED Isn’t Worst Case! In our family, a GED defines graduation and not a diploma. I know that most people hear “I have a GED.” and think dropout, unwed mother, or possibly “did time.” But before you become too alarmed, keep in mind that we look at things from an employer’s point of view. [...]

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Is it time to kick the kids out of the house?

Nov 03, 2009 No Comments

Dear Friends, Moving out at eighteen is a fairly recent, definitely cultural idea, one which regardless of the spiritual implications makes no economic or ecological sense. Does every eighteen-year-old need his own stove and refrigerator? How many square feet of housing are wasted on a solitary individual when the more prudent solution is to share? [...]

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