Beginning Homeschooling

DofI questions

Email of the Day: Does the DOI have to be filed mid year (my twins turn 8 in January) or can I wait to file it prior to the next...

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CRHE in the news

The Coalition for Responsible Home Education is an organization comprised of formerly homeschooled students who feel (and, in many cases, rightly so) that their parents were derelict in their homeschooling....

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Homeschool Police

The Homechooling Police If you’ve seen me speak about homeschooling in person, you’ve probably heard me joke that I am the homeschooling police in WA. I am the person your...

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Part time Homeschooling

Email of the Day: I want to homeschool my public school student for 1 or 2 classes only. Can I do this? How can I do this? How do I...

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Sports and Immunizations

Email of the Day: My sons are participating in sports at Local HS this year, which has seen an influx of such students this year. They are telling us it...

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“Why does she need to know that *now*?”

In October of 2003, I was a newly-minted homeschooler, trying to pick up where the school left off with my then-second-grader, and struggling to get her to memorize her times...

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CPS Threats

Email of the Day: My daughter is 7 and we are new to homeschooling. We haven’t done much because of personal issues going on this school year. My daughter’s counselor...

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Cast off the old, dead leaves that are smothering the lawn of your homeschooling.

Autumn is “basically the time for trees to reevaluate their priorities and start anew” . . . this might be true for you, and your homeschooling, too. Don’t be afraid...

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Can you recommend a curriculum? (A: No, I can’t).

Email of the Day: We’re just starting out mid-year. I need some help or recommendations as to curriculum. Most of the things I’ve found on my own have a world-view...

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Dear Lurker

Psst. Yeah — I’m looking at you, my dear lurker. Your kidlet is still in public school, but you’ve been lurking around this page, contemplating homeschooling. But Jen, you say,...

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Middle School Suicides Reach an All Time High

This is a hard one to talk about. Middle School Suicides Reach an All Time High Here’s what I want you to know: If this is you and your kidlet,...

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Letter from a school about the DofI

Email of the Day: Hello, I am the School Secretary for the School District. I hope I have reached the correct e-mail address to make a suggestion to your *Declaration...

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