May 03, 2019

Getting started homeschooling with special needs? Here’s help!

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by Kathy Kuhl Homeschooling intimidated me. Starting to homeschool a child with learning challenges or special needs sounded even harder. But there’s new help this June. I’m privileged to play a part. Expanded special needs track at HEAV There’s an expanded special needs track  at the June convention of the Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV) in […]

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August 30, 2018

Prep for a New Homeschool Year

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by Kathy Kuhl     You’ve got your new notebooks, new planner, pencils, books, and new curriculum. The homeschool year is about to begin. It’s an exciting time, isn’t it? I love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the promise of new books, notebooks,  and planners. It’s a new beginning! So, think you’re ready? No?  (It’s […]

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July 05, 2018

4 Reasons to Homeschool this Summer

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By Kathy Kuhl           Summer: time for sun, vacation, lazing about—and homeschool? Yes! Even if you aren’t already homeschooling your child, I recommend summertime homeschooling. But the homeschooling I recommend over the summer may not be what you think. I firmly believe that kids and teens need unstructured time. So by […]

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June 14, 2018

Classes for Homeschooled Students: A Hybrid Approach

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By Kathy Kuhl     How do you homeschool? At the kitchen table, in a co-op where you teach, with DVDs or online classes, or via a paid service? I’ve done them all over the years, as have many other homeschooling parents. Do you know all the options? Do your friends who have children struggling in […]

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April 10, 2018

How Deschooling Can Help Your Child Recover from Painful School Situations

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by Kathy Kuhl     As a child, I liked school. As an adult, I know many excellent teachers. But some children and teens have very different experiences. They are miserable in school. That’s one reason some of us homeschool. That’s also why some kids need “deschooling.” Yesterday, the mother of such a boy wrote me. […]

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March 24, 2015

7 Steps to Beginning to Homeschool

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by Kathy Kuhl     One day last week, four new families talked to me about how to begin to homeschool. They each had a child for whom school wasn’t working. Here’s what I’d say to anyone starting out: 1. Don’t panic. You’ve always been responsible for your child’s education. You just outsourced it to a […]

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March 17, 2015

Homeschooling in Virginia: how to begin

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by Kathy Kuhl     Though I work with families across the world, I often hear from parents here in Virginia who want to begin to homeschool. Today I offer some advice for these Virginians. Next week I’ll have some general tips for beginning homeschoolers with children who learn differently. In Virginia, to homeschooling legally, you […]

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