Life of Home Learners
Post-secondary Education without High School Credits
The influx of new homeschoolers flooding Facebook groups since the pandemic was declared has exposed one of the greatest insecurities among parents considering home education—ensuring their children are accepted at college or university. These doubts keep already-homeschooling parents up at night too, but in fact, there are a number of ways to access post-secondary education in Canada without a high school diploma. What I offer in this article is a personalized version of how our daughter was accepted at university before mature student age and without any high school credits.
How Does Art & Music Fit in Your Home Learning?
There are many different forms of “the arts” that you can expose your children to throughout their homeschooling years. Don’t feel pressured to include artistic lessons as part of your formal learning time, but there are many different kinds of curriculum and resources that would help you do just that!
Mercy Every Minute: Embracing Our Special Children
Do you have a child that challenges your parenting skills? Perhaps your child or children have a diagnosed issue, or they are just rambunctious and in need of your great patience. Some children take a bit more time and dedication, which is why homeschooling is the best choice for them.
Help for Raising Fidgety Children
Anyone that has a fidgety child knows how tiring it can be and how you always need to be one step ahead of the game to keep your child entertained and content. It can feel very time consuming just discoveringmethods to teach and amuse them in ways that work best for them.
Parent-Led Education: What are the Reasons to Homeschool
From the first moment we see our children, we are teaching them. Right from birth,they are learning every day from our instruction. Most parents love teaching their babies how to make new movements, their toddlers how to pick out colours, and their little ones the fine art of… everything. Parents love telling their children about life and exposing them to new experiences regularly. Parents have many good reasons to homeschool in the first four or five years of their children’s lives.
How Homeschool Socialization Makes Better Kids
Socializing is highly valued in our society. So much so, that homeschooling parents are often questioned about how their children socialize without the institutional school setting. Even parents themselves get concerned whether they’re providing the best homeschool socialization time for their kids. I think most parents realize that public school isn’t a positive social opportunity unless we’re looking at opportunities to resist temptation, strengthenour kids on how to not be conformed to this world and share the gospel. Even from a secular viewpoint, the daily life for public school students is filled with exposure to mixed values and competing morals.
Interview with a Homeschooling Mom/Grandmother
Learn about the homeschooling experiences of Jacqueline Gagne. She homeschooled her two grown children and is now homeschooling her 8-year-old granddaughter. She resides in Grand Manan, New Brunswick, and regularly travels to Moncton, New Brunswick, with her granddaughter. Since she is homeschooling, this is easy to do. The curriculum travels with them wherever they go!
Hey Mama: Advice on Multi-Level Teaching
Are you a homeschooling parent to several children? It can be overwhelming to teach a big range of ages some days. Hopefully, you are able to connect with other homeschoolers in your area that are dealing with big age ranges who really understand the heart of the matter, but you can also get some insight and encouragement from Gena. With her life experience and the additional resources provided below, now is the time to sit back for a bit and get comfortable as you feel connected with someone who knows exactly how you feel.