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Are You Worried About Homeschooling and Socialization?

Are You Worried About Homeschooling and Socialization?

Are you worried about homeschooling and socialization? Do you know people who are still concerned that homeschooled children aren’t well socialized? Who believe that homeschoolers don’t know how to get along with others, have friends, and deal with real life? Or maybe you feel strongly about it, but your husband does not support homeschooling. I’m…

Socialization Geniuses

Socialization Geniuses

I have been homeschooled from first grade to present, my sophomore year of high school. (Wow, that makes me feel old!) I have to say, homeschooling has way more perks than non-homeschoolers give it credit for. We get way more free time, hardly any homework, snacks whenever, great relationships with our tutors/teachers, and did I…

Forget Socialization! Let’s Talk About Personalization!

Forget Socialization! Let’s Talk About Personalization!

Forget Socialization! Let’s Talk About Personalization! If you’ve chosen to homeschool then inevitably you’ve already been confronted with the concern by family, friends, neighbors, and yes, even strangers– {gasp!} “But what about “the socialization?” As if keeping your children out of the classroom and interacting firsthand with the world in some way forces us homeschoolers…

Are You Ready to Deal with Math-Quizzing Relatives This Holiday Season?
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Are You Ready to Deal with Math-Quizzing Relatives This Holiday Season?

It’s that time of year. The holiday season. The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s are those which find most of us seeing all of those far-flung relatives that we visit only a few times each year. {Disclaimer: If you’re not familiar with my quirky sense of humor, read the first part of this article with…

Dear Homeschool Mom Who’s Criticized for Homeschooling (10 Helpful Tips)
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Dear Homeschool Mom Who’s Criticized for Homeschooling (10 Helpful Tips)

I hear from many homeschool moms who are openly ridiculed by friends or relatives for choosing to homeschool. Others may not be ridiculed, but instead, they are put on the spot and asked questions like, “How do you know you’re doing a good job teaching your children? What if they aren’t learning what they need…

What If Your Husband Does NOT Support Homeschooling
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What If Your Husband Does NOT Support Homeschooling

Lately we’ve gotten quite a few questions (on the Hip Homeschool Moms Facebook page) from moms who want to homeschool but whose husbands don’t approve. If you happen to be one of those moms, what should you do? I have some advice that you might want to consider and that I hope you find helpful….