Author: homeschoolinghands

Cubicle Storage Bins for Classroom Organization

Recreating the classroom inside the home for homeschooling parents is one of the best ways to maintain structure for children. Having one or two areas in the home, designated for learning, helps to focus the mind and block out distractions. Let’s face it, when children are in the comfort of their own house, it can […]

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Who is Homeschooling Hands?

Homeschooling Hands is designed and maintained by Barb Legg. She had a wonderful experience homeschooling with her two children, who are both now in college, and has always been interested in helping new families who are just starting out on this exciting adventure. When Barbara began researching homeschooling nearly 20 years ago, it was extremely difficult […]

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Thoughts on Education

Here are some thoughts on education from a wide variety of people, places, and times. Read through them and think about different concepts of what education is, how it works, and what it should accomplish. You can use these quotes when talking about education with those who are impressed with the words of “experts” or […]

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Other Resources

There is no shortage of information and resources for homeschoolers. There are literally thousands of web sites, books, newsletters, catalogs, organizations, magazines, and groups with something to offer. For the new homeschooler, this abundance of resources can be a bit overwhelming. Therefore, we’ve listed here only a few resources which offer the kind of simple, […]

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Homeschooling Methods

I know a couple of families who are homeschooling, but the things they’re doing are totally different! Shouldn’t all “homeschoolers” be doing basically the same kinds of things at home? One of the advantages of homeschooing is the flexibility it offers families. Homeschooling families use a variety of methods for teaching and learning, including (but […]

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Not Enough Time

We’re new to homeschooling and loving it, but I’ m having one big problem. How does everyone else manage to continue doing all the regular things they’ve always done—housework, volunteer work, hobbies, more housework, and so on–while adding homeschooling to all of that? There just aren’t enough hours in my day. Relax–you’re no worse off […]

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Overprotective Parents

We’ve decided to homeschool, and my relatives aren’t happy about it. They say I’m just trying to shelter my kids from real life, and that it isn’t good for them. Am I being too overprotective? Why do people think it’s a bad thing for parents to shelter or protect their children? That’s actually a very […]

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Different Learning Speeds

I know that children develop at different levels and speeds and that they’re not all ready to learn the same thing at the same time. I try to remember this and not panic when progress seems slow (or even non-existent). I’m okay with where they’re at . . . . until a well-meaning friend or […]

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Homeschooling Method

We want to start homeschooling, but right now I’m so confused. Every book I read and every person I talk to says something completely different! There are so many ideas and theories out there. I just want to know–what actually is the best way to homeschool?   There’s no shortage of advice: you have to use a […]

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Don’t Panic

Being a homeschooling parent is exciting, rewarding, and fun. It can also be scary, demanding, and stressful. But if you make it more difficult than it has to be you run the risk of getting burned out – which isn’t good for you, your child, or your family. What can you do to help avoid […]

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