The REAL Problem with Socialization

It’s the inevitable question every homeschooler will be asked. “What are you going to do about socialization?” It’s a common myth that homeschoolers are weird and unsocialized. Let’s face it some people are socially awkward. No matter what educational setting they choose. But, I’m not talking about the myth and the misconception about socialization. I’m […]

How to Improve Homeschool Communication with Your Groups

You’re a homeschool group leader or a co-op/resource center teacher. You need to tell your group or class about an activity or assignment. Let’s talk about how you can improve homeschool communication with your group. The real problem we have with SOCIALIZATION is the struggle of finding activities we want to do (with kids our kids […]

Homeschool Bands in South Carolina

We have several homeschool bands in South Carolina. If your student is interested to perform in a band or orchestra–here’s some great programs to consider. Does your student want to learn music? Is music performance an important educational opportunity to you? Local music stores often offer lessons…be sure to ask for homeschool discount rates during […]

Facebook Hacks for Homeschooling: Adjust Settings

In a previous post, I’ve talked about the difference between Facebook groups and pages. Here’s a few more Facebook Hacks for Homeschooling: Adjust Settings. “I like people too much or not at all. I’ve got to go down deep, to fall into people, to really know them.” ~Sylvia Plath, Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath I […]

Standardized Testing Resources in South Carolina

Are you looking for standardized testing resources?  In a previous post, I explained that standardized testing is not required by South Carolina homeschool law for Option 2 or 3. Although, some associations recommend or require achievement testing. Note: Option 1 homeschoolers are obligated to take the state-mandated tests with the school where they are zoned. But, whether […]

Learning Disabilities Resources

Learning Disabilities Resources Directory Learning disabilities affect your child’s progress in any educational setting. So, what if you suspect your homeschool child has a learning issue? Where can you get screening tests and services? National Autism Resources is the leading online resource for information, advice, toys, gifts, educational products and more. Free Learning Disabilities Resources […]

Homeschool Bookstores and Curriculum Resources

Homeschool bookstores and local and online resources for curriculum.  Looking for local bookstores that carry homeschool curriculum? Looking for used homeschool books for a discounted price? Looking to resell your homeschool books and curriculum? Check out one of the local stores near you–or an place an order online. Local Homeschool Bookstores Ed’s Editions, LLC, West […]

Facebook and Yahoo Online Support Groups

Online support groups are a great resource for your homeschool. Many of them are free or very low cost to join. These Facebook and Yahoo groups are listed her in alphabetical order, to facilitate the page editors being able to add groups more easily. Locations are included in the description to help you find the […]

What is SCHEA?

What is SCHEA anyway? South Carolina Homeschool Educator’s Association is a statewide support network. Their nickname is their initials which are pronounced as a word: “SKEE-uh.” “Associations” is a buzz word in South Carolina homeschooling that usually indicates 3rd option accountability organization. But, SCHEA considers themselves a statewide support group and does not provide 3rd option accountability. […]