What Happens to Your Relationship When You Have a Neurodiverse Homeschooler?

Homeschooling neurodiverse and high needs children has its own set of unique challenges. Getting through the day can be exhausting, with little left over for our partners. I sat down with relationship coach Rach Wilson to ask her about her work with parents of neurodiverse kids and see what suggestions she had to share with

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When Your Child Resists Learning, Don’t Take It the Wrong Way

Homeschooling would be a breeze if our kids would always do the assignments and activities we give them, right?  There’s nothing worse than spending time looking for the most creative, interesting curriculum on the market, or scouring Pinterest for an awesome activity or experiment only to watch your child refuse to do it. Some kids

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Some Common Homeschooling Challenges…and What to Do

Whether you’re new to homeschooling or a veteran, you know that there are challenges that we face as homeschooling parents. In my book, Homeschooling Outside the Box: A Child-Centered Approach to Homeschooling I discuss some of the most common challenges that come up and some suggestions for how to deal with them. Here’s that chapter

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3 Ways to Teach Poetry to Your Homeschooler

April is national poetry month and a wonderful opportunity to make poetry a part of your homeschooling. Poetry, especially for emergent writers, is a wonderful genre because the emphasis is on the art of writing, rather than rules and structure.  Many homeschoolers struggle with writing, getting hung up on spelling and grammar.  Poetry is freeing,

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Do You Have to Deschool Before Homeschooling?

What on earth is deschooling? It sounds like de-programming, right?  Well, it sort of is.  If your child is transitioning from traditional school to homeschooling, chances are school wasn’t going very well.  Your child’s needs weren’t being met and the school environment wasn’t conducive to your child learning and development. Homeschooling makes perfect sense. The

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The Best Valentine’s Gift You Can Give Your Homeschooler

It’s February, the month of love! Whether or not Valentine’s Day is your thing, it’s a lovely opportunity to remember to put love front and center when there are homeschooling frustration, meltdowns, and power struggles.  One of the best ways for homeschoolers to feel loved, is to make them feel heard.  As a homeschooling parent,

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