Archive for the Socialization Category

A Humble Caution Regarding Co-Ops

A Humble Caution Regarding Co-ops   by Nita Desrosiers   This is all in love.   My intention is not to spark a debate or criticisms, but to share some of my own mistakes.   Disclosure: We have been in a co-op every year since we started this homeschool adventure 15 years ago. My five kids have never been without a co-op. I should probably state: their mother has never been without a co-op. The co-op experience is a lifeline for MOMS/the

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The Truth about Idaho’s Homeschool Law

The Truth about Idaho’s Homeschool Law   There are many misconceptions about homeschooling in Idaho. Here are 10 myths you might have heard, and the facts proving each one wrong!   1. “Home schoolers aren’t regulated in Idaho.” Truth: Homeschoolers are legally obligated to provide a good-faith education to their children in the same subjects public schools teach.   2. “Idaho homeschool law has no teeth.” Truth: Homeschool parents who don’t obey the law can be taken to court like any other

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Homeschooling More Social Than It Sounds

Homeschooling More Social Than It Sounds

Reprint of article by Barbara Jones, Los Angeles Daily News Mention the words “home schooling” and people might envision the stereotype of siblings poring over textbooks at the dining room table or completing worksheets with the help of their mom. In reality, though, home-schoolers are out in the world — attending specialized classes, taking field trips, going to proms and just hanging out with other kids. Many of the activities are organized through loosely knit groups of home-school parents who

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