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Supplementing Your Child's Education with Accredited Homeschooling Programs

Looking for ways to improve your child’s education from home? Supplementing education with online homeschooling may be the perfect solution. 
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Making the Most out of Unintentional Homeschooling

While I acknowledge that these are downright scary and dangerous times for many people in the world, those of us who are lucky enough to be healthy and still making some income have a golden opportunity to invest our most precious commodity into our children: time.  
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Socialization

Every Homeschooler Needs a Tribe

Homeschool Families Need a Tribe  “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow man.” -Herman Melville Back in the 50s when my mother was a young girl, she grew up in a neighborhood where it was rare to own a second car. Most of the families in her community were housebound as the breadwinner of the family took the car to work each day. My mom loves to share stories of her childhood. Each day at 5 pm, all the neighborhood families would gather under my grandmother’s large oak tree, coming outside to beat the heat and share life. Children would run around and play, and parents would gather on blankets and talk. The community built, connections made, and everyone felt they belonged. In today’s world, our culture has drastically changed. Modern conveniences have created a society where independence is valued, and a sense of community has waned. Because of this, many people live a life with a nagging feeling of loneliness, a desire to connect with others, but the uncertainty of how. As homeschoolers, there is a myriad of opportunities to get involved in extracurricular activities, but in an endless sea of ever-changing names and faces, we can sometimes feel lost, without an anchor to a real sense of community and belonging. Here at Method, we know how important it is to belong, to be a part of a whole. That’s why we have created continual opportunities to connect within our Method family. We have so many amazing people within our school, and we want you to get to know one another, to establish friendships, to cultivate a sense of belonging and community together.
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Why Won’t our Public School Help my Child?

Have you had a child get behind in school and tried to get them help? And you were just shot down? Have you ever dealt with a bullying problem, and the school refused to help? Your child is not understanding the work, but they will not intervene until they are two years behind? Maybe, it is the two to three hours of homework each night while class time is spent dealing with behavior issues. Possibly they are teaching to the standardized test and not the curriculum and special projects. Perhaps, you have a special needs child and they are lost in the wind there. Maybe you are dealing with an insufficient teacher that the administration loves but not anyone else?   There seems to be a systemic problem in some schools, even at the district levels refusing to help our children. Why is that?
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What is Dyslexia?

 
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Eight Different Learning Styles That Can Benefit From Homeschooling

Homeschooling can come with many advantages for families and communities, and there are also specific types of child learners that might do best in the home school environment. Not all children learn at the same pace or in the same way, and it can be hard to get everyone up to speed in a traditional schooling environment. If you are worried that a standard classroom setting might not be the perfect fit for your child and their learning style, there might be other alternatives that can help them succeed. Here are eight different learning styles kids might have that can flourish in a home school environment and the reasons this specific tailor-made environment can provide a better alternative.
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Charter Schools

Seven Ways School Choice can be a Benefit to Students, Families, and the Community

School choice is something that can help students, families, communities, and the education system as a whole. Competition in any system can lead to innovation, and new educational ideas can come from all K-12 avenues, whether this is a charter school, public school, or a home school. Here are seven reasons having a choice in your child's education is an important right as well as a benefit for everyone in the system.
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12 Tips for Helping Your Child Succeed in a Homeschool

As a parent, you have embarked on perhaps your most important role ever, nurturing your child to become a great adult. With a goal that they have character, are an impact on society. You also what them to be happy and make you feel proud. Yet, there are so many obstacles we face to derail this. Such as an irrelevant immoral society, feelings of hopelessness in the teen years, schools who do not care or help and pressures from the family who do not understand. 
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Online Homeschooling: Creating the Pefect Learning Environment

Homeschooling is a valuable learning experience, both for children as well as parents.  There is a variety of unique reasons to homeschool your children.  For some parents, homeschooling is a way to protect their children from dangerous outside influences.  Other families find that their children learn better outside of a traditional school environment.  Often, traditional classrooms are simply not adequately equipped to support certain learning or social challenges many students face. Regardless of the exact reason, homeschooling your child is an extremely important investment for their future.  Online homeschooling is a powerful learning alternative to help your child thrive. Even with a great program, homeschooling isn't effective without creating the proper learning environment within your home.   Encouraging Cleanliness
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Online Learning

Creating a Schedule for Online Home School: 5 Questions to Ask

One of the hardest things about transitioning to online home school is learning to adhere to a schedule. You have what initially feels like an endless amount of freedom in front of you, and it's easy to fall into the trap of ignoring those school responsibilities. There are so many other things that you'd rather be doing with your day! Setting up a schedule is a critical step to success in your online home school. When you create your schedule, there are several factors that you'll need to take into consideration.
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