099: Homeschooling Through Hard Times

By |2023-05-12T00:39:48-04:00May 12th, 2023|

Homeschooling through hard times can be overwhelming, and many homeschooling parents are told they should put their children into public school. But there's no need. The truth is when your family is facing hardship, homeschooling is your greatest advantage, because you can all face the hardships together. Today, we discuss the hard times we've gone through and how we continued our learning lifestyle throughout. And be sure to stay to the end when we answer a very seasonal question!

098: How to Know When to Graduate Your Child

By |2023-04-28T02:07:54-04:00April 28th, 2023|

One of the best benefits of homeschooling is that you can tailor your pace to suit your student's needs. But sometimes that makes it hard to know when to graduate your child. What are the signs beyond the academic that your child is ready to graduate? What needs to happen in advance? How can you best prepare your child for the adult world? All these questions and more answered in our discussion today. And be sure to stay to the end, when we answer a worried parent's big question.

097: Everything You Need to Know About Learning Disability Testing

By |2023-04-14T01:03:18-04:00April 14th, 2023|

Knowing when and how to get learning disability testing is crucial if you've noticed your child struggling in some areas. But how do you as a homeschooling parent navigate the complicated world of securing testing for your child? Today, we're joined by learning disability testing advocate Jessamyn Putnam, who gives and all the ins and outs of learning disability testing, when and how to get it, and how to recognize if your child might have a learning disability.

096: What To Do After Pulling Your Child Out of Public School

By |2023-03-31T01:30:47-04:00March 31st, 2023|

You took the final step in your decision to homeschool, but now you're probably wondering what to do after pulling your child out of public school. You've made a big change and have endless possibilities in front of you. It can be more than a little overwhelming. Today, we discuss this really big question and offer advice and perspectives from our decades of homeschooling experience. From the importance of taking a break to how you can deal with potential attitude problems, we're here to make sure you settle into your new role as educator without missing a beat!

095: The Joys and Challenges of Foreign Languages

By |2023-03-23T23:41:43-04:00March 24th, 2023|

Learning foreign languages can be an immensely enriching experience, exposing you and your student to new perspectives, cultures, and ideas, and can even help you to understand your native language better as well. While foreign language learning can be full of joy, it's not without its challenges. Today, we discuss the joys we've had and the challenges we've faced while teaching foreign languages in our homeschool, as well as all our favorite foreign language resources. And be sure to stay to the end for a special surprise! -- The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a Transcript Maker Production. It is hosted by Holly Williams Urbach, Melody Gillum, and Jennifer Jones, produced by Matthew Bass, and edited by Norah Williams. Our graphic design is by Pete Soloway and our music is by The Great Pangolin. If you liked this episode, and you’d like to help us grow, leave us a review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

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