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How to Make California’s Homeschooling Programs Better

Homeschooling is not new to education. There are homeschooling program options throughout California that have served students on a smaller scale for years. Traditionally, homeschooling programs attracted students who were either in need of a home hospital type of set up or for students who had extreme challenges with the structure of a traditional school model.
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Encouraging Social Interaction When Your Child Attends an Online School

Many parents worry about choosing an online home school for their children for one simple reason: the social aspect. When a child attends school online, they aren't surrounded by their peers anymore. Instead, they're isolated on the other side of a computer screen, learning independently instead of interacting with their peers. While there are a number of great reasons to do this, you also want your child to experience normal social development. How do you improve social interaction when your child is never around their peers?
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What Is It Really Like To Online Home School?

Online home school is a relatively new proposition on the educational scene. Not so long ago, your choices were traditional home school, where the parent took care of most of a child's learning, public school, or private school. Online home school is a blend of public school, private school, and home school. It allows parents some freedom and flexibility in the education process while still providing kids with a quality education similar to what they would receive in a brick and mortar institution--but what does that really mean for your child? 
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Talking About Online Home Schooling with Well-Meaning Relatives

Every member of your family won't agree with your decision to try online home school for your student. In fact, in some cases, your relatives and friends may become downright passionate or even hateful about something that doesn't concern them at all. While you have the right to avoid the conversation altogether, in some cases, you may feel obligated to honestly explain your decision to concerned relatives. If you're worried about beginning that conversation, think about it ahead of time and decide how much information you want to share.
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