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How to help homeschoolers

Homeschooling | Advice for providing practical help and encouragement to families on the homeschooling journey
by Emily Whitten
Posted 11/09/20, 10:52 am

The COVID-19 pandemic has produced many first-time homeschool parents, and some feel trepidation at the thought of being responsible for their child’s education. This edited Q&A is the third in a series in which we pose questions about home education to several experts. In this installment, John Kwasny, Sue Jakes, Cathy Duffy, and Kristyn Getty describe how best to help and encourage homeschoolers. (Click here for a short biography of each.)

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How to meet kids’ social needs while homeschooling

Homeschooling | Practical tips on helping home-educated children connect with other people
by Emily Whitten
Posted 10/26/20, 05:07 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has produced many first-time homeschool parents, and some feel trepidation at the thought of being responsible for their child’s education. This edited Q&A is the second in a series in which we pose questions about home education to several experts. In this installment, Alice Churnock, Sally Clarkson, Cathy Duffy, and Mystie Winckler address the issue of social needs.

At school, kids socialize with peers, teachers, and coaches. How can we meet kids’ social needs at home?

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How to motivate kids to learn at home

Homeschooling | A panel of homeschooling experts talks about the importance of relationships, tangible rewards, and routines with flexibility
by Emily Whitten
Posted 10/05/20, 03:06 pm

Scenario: Deanna is a new homeschool mom with three kids. The oldest is in 10th grade and loves volleyball. The second is a fourth grader who loves math. And the third is a kindergartner with special needs. All planned to do in-person school this year, but because of COVID-19, their family chose to homeschool. Deanna feels some trepidation as she starts her homeschool journey.

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