If you are a Christian homeschool parent, you will probably find that your decision to homeschool will be questioned by those closest to you. Well meaning family and friends may feel that your children will not receive the education they will need to succeed in life. They may also feel that your children will not have many friends or be as active as public school children.
One way to lessen these well meaning worries is to put out a monthly newsletter or a weekly blog. This newsletter or blog should be about your homeschooling family and what you have been doing. Include things of interest such as recaps of what your children have been doing with their time and be sure to publish pictures of your children. These could be pictures of crafts your children have made or field trips your children have been on. Other pictures could be of your children playing with their friends or doing interactive things such as cooking, reading to a sibling or playing on a sports team. Give regular updates about your children’s schoolwork in your newsletter or blog. Provide a list of each child’s reading list, spelling words, etc. Comment on their tests and the progress they are making. By getting on the offense you will probably find that your friends and family start looking forward to your updates. More times than not they will also warm to the concept of homeschooling.
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The new 2006-2007 Sonlight catalog is hot off the presses! In addition to new educational resources, we've also made some significant improvements to our curriculum, such as expanded flexibility in Reader choices for Levels K through 2.
The catalog also provides several articles with helpful homeschool tips. For example, check out the "Top Ten Goals" article (pp. 146-147) which can help you think through your personal philosophy when it comes to homeschooling. And "Why we use certain books that some homeschoolers won't touch" (pp. 144-145), that gets into some pretty important issues about the content of books. And you won’t want to miss “27 Reasons NOT to Buy Sonlight”—a perennial favorite (beginning on page 148).
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