Tag: Myth Busting
Do Homeschoolers Fall Behind?
The topic of homeschooling evokes many opinions, ranging from the very positive (i.e., “I wish I could homeschool my children…”) to the very negative (i.e., “Children need to be in school…””). Unfortunately, many naysayers view homeschooling as quasi-schooling where education is not taken seriously and students sit around in their sweatpants doing subpar work. What […]
Do Homeschoolers Need High School Diplomas or Transcripts?
Homeschooling through the high school years may seem daunting, but it is completely doable and perhaps far easier than you imagine! Since homeschooling is a legal form of education, yes – your student will need to have a high school transcript documenting their credits earned. In almost all states, homeschooled graduates earn a legal high […]
Do I Need to Find an Accredited Homeschool Program?
Is my homeschool curriculum accredited? Is it legit? Is it approved? Is it enough? You can ask this question in so many ways. However, what you are truly asking is this: Is this a quality education that meets the requirements of my state and prepares my child for college and a career? Let’s unpack this […]
Can Homeschoolers Play Sports?
For my 14-year-old daughter, Alana, golf is more than just a sport. It’s her passion. After a year or so of homeschooling, she informed us that she really wanted to “get into” golf after learning and playing informally for years. We signed her up for lessons with an LPGA golf professional and soon discovered the […]
How a Full-Time Working Mom Homeschools
I could not possibly homeschool. I am not a teacher. I am not qualified. My child wouldn’t learn from me. It would be a lot of work. I have a full-time job, and I don’t have the time! These were the words racing through Sharita Humphrey’s mind right before the pandemic shook her reality and […]
Survey: Families Favor Homeschooling’s Flexibility
The pandemic has completely disrupted traditional school systems across the U.S., with approximately 1.5 million students leaving public school in 2020-2021, and homeschooling more than doubling since March of 2020. You too may be homeschooling because of the pandemic, or you may know families who have chosen homeschooling over other options. Current research is showing […]
How Time4Learning Prepares Your High Schooler for College
“But what about college?” “Can homeschoolers go to college?” If you are homeschooling a high schooler, you are likely to hear these questions echoed more than a few times from well-meaning family, friends, and acquaintances. Those who are less familiar with homeschooling tend to assume that it will limit your high schooler’s higher-education options. In […]
Is it Possible to Homeschool Multiple Grades While Working?
Marie Williams is a busy mom, wife, mentor, and tutoring group director from Georgia. She also works at a local university in her hometown. With three children, two in elementary and one in middle school, Marie does everything she can to use her time as wisely and efficiently as possible. Marie recently joined us on […]
Meet Zoi’, a Homeschool Grad and Aspiring Engineer
It’s not every family that would switch to homeschooling in the middle of their child’s senior year of high school amidst a pandemic. But that’s exactly what one family did this past school year. And recent homeschool grad and Time4Learning user Zoi’ thrived because of it! Back to Homeschool Thankfully, homeschooling wasn’t completely unfamiliar to […]
Is Online Homeschooling Different from Remote Learning?
If you’re a parent of school-aged children, you may be confused by the various terms used today to describe how education is being delivered. With terms such as remote learning, homeschooling, and distance learning being thrown around, it’s understandable to be left scratching one’s head. If your child is a student at a public, private, […]
Homeschooling When You’re a Single Parent
Homeschooling is a choice, and one I am passionate about. I guess I didn’t realize how passionate, though, until my husband and I separated a few years ago and I had to decide whether to put my girls back in school or begin a whole new chapter: single mom homeschooling. Surprisingly–most of all to me–I […]
Learn The Difference Between Unschooling and Deschooling
It’s that time of year! Parents of frustrated children may be looking for alternatives to the traditional schooling system. While doing research, parents may stumble across the world of homeschooling and want to find out more information. The journey of homeschooling can often be a learning curve. Along the way, you may encounter some new […]
Homeschooling Myths: Lack of Socialization
What about socialization? How do homeschoolers socialize? To be honest, this is one of those questions that most homeschoolers always seem to get. It’s really such a non-issue that it can be funny! Homeschoolers agree that socialization is a necessary and important part of the development of the whole child. But, the reality is that […]