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Should Homeschoolers Get Homework?

One of the many questions that homeschoolers have about their curriculum is how much emphasis should be placed on homework. Homework is typically defined as the assignments and tasks that must be completed outside of the homeschooling hours.

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7 Myths About Homeschooling Debunked

Did you hear the one about the homeschooled kid who went to Harvard at age 12? Or how about the homeschooling neighbors who live under a rock and only come out on double coupon Tuesdays? Homeschooling has inspired a lot of myths. Let's get to the bottom of them.

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The Social Effects of Homeschooling

Many still consider homeschooling a social and academic death sentence to your children. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.

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Can Screen Time Replace Reading?

It’s a fair question for parents to think about: will it influence my child negatively to allow screen time if they prefer it over reading? Edublox investigates and shares a few tips on how to get your child excited about reading books.

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Traditional Schooling versus Homeschooling — Points to Consider

You want your child to get the best education possible. However, the schools in your area aren’t great, or maybe they are good. Private schools can be expensive. You’ve thought about homeschooling too. How do you know which option to choose? Here are some points to consider.

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Preparing Your Children for Homeschooling

When you commit to educating your children at home, you are embarking on a journey together. Life is about to change drastically for all of you, and the odds are favorable that the benefits will far outweigh any drawbacks. Your children may be excited about the change, or they might be feeling anxious. Here are a few tips to prepare your kids for homeschooling, even if your insides are turning somersaults.

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How to Start a Book Club

Book clubs are a great way to get a group of like-minded friends together and discuss a new book you have just read.

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Pets, Not Siblings, Are Child’s Best Friends, Researchers Find

Children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers or sisters, according to research from the University of Cambridge. Children also appear to get on even better with their animal companions than with siblings.

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Create a Garden Reading Nook in Your Child’s Room

Literacy is necessary to do well in life. Children need to read every day in order to hone their literacy skills. Teach your child the love of books by creating a garden reading nook in the corner of their room.

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How to Overcome Emotional Eating

Emotional eating refers to consuming food and beverages for reasons other than true hunger. Eating emotionally is usually a response to stress or serves as a way to avoid dealing with anxiety-provoking issues.

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Battling Your Kids’ Video Game Addictions: Tips for Parents

Many parents understand the importance of limiting their children's exposure to video games as well as purely entertaining forms of play in order to make time for more educational experiences. This article contains advice for how to limit game time and enhance learning in the home.

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Bathroom Décor Idea: Creating a Seaside Oasis

Is your bathroom simply a utilitarian "necessary room?" With a bit of creativity, you can turn it into a seaside oasis. The shower, sink, and tub all bring cleansing, life-sustaining water into the room, so what when you add a natural decorating theme there could be an ocean motif.

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