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Gaming, Technology, and Friendships

 Guest blogger, Belinda Bonham Carter, noticed how many stories exist about how technology disconnects us, its ill effects and how gaming in particular can be harmful. This story is not that perspective. Sixteen months ago, relatively new to homeschooling, I took an online discussion/seminar class focusing on child-led learning. During the class the subject of Read More

When Socializing Looks Unsocial

Michelle Conaway shows us how technology may be changing how we view socialization. Parents may not be aware of all the skills kids are learning while they’re playing games and interacting with friends online.  It is hard to believe, but one of the most asked questions of homeschoolers is still about socialization. How will they learn Read More

Are Boy Really Better than Girls at Math?

Pam Sorooshian, mom of three grown-up homeschooled daughters, was an economics and statistics college professor in Southern California. Now she spends her days hanging out with her grandchildren and playing games with friends and family. Math Myth Number 1: Males are naturally better at math than females. It is very easy to find evidence that Read More

Testing…1-2-3…Testing…

by Cathy Earle “Homeschooling has proven itself to be effective—after all, homeschooled students score much higher on standardized tests than their public-school counterparts!” “Standardized tests don’t measure the important stuff, and don’t do a very good job, even, of measuring the less important stuff!”   Having been in the homeschooling community for more than three Read More

Why Playing Video Games Can Be GOOD For Kids!

Have your children experienced trauma? Was bullying one of the reasons you’ve removed them from school? Roya Dedeaux, LMFT, shares seven reasons why parents should consider encouraging (rather than discouraging!) their children from playing video games. Playing video games can be one of the ABSOLUTE BEST THINGS a kid can do after undergoing trauma, abuse, Read More