074: Handling Family Resistance to Homeschooling

By |2022-05-10T00:47:36-04:00May 10th, 2022|

Family resistance to homeschooling can come in different ways. From simple misunderstandings to serious disagreements, from aunts and uncles to sometimes one's own spouse. For those unfamiliar with homeschooling, it can seem strange or confusing. But you know you've made the right choice, living a learning lifestyle that grows your family closer together. So how to you respond when you meet family resistance to homeschooling? Jennifer and Holly meet up today to discuss what kinds of resistance they met, and how they brought people over to their side. Listen and learn how to be confident when telling your family about the wonderful choice you've made! And be sure to stay to the end of the episode, when we discuss an important warning for homeschool Facebook groups! SHOW NOTES: Free to Learn by Peter Gray Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto How Children Learn by John Holt The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning and Life by Julie Bogart Teenage Liberation Handbook, How to Quit School and Get a Real Education by Grace Llewellyn Teach Your Own by John Holt and Pat Farenga The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer What Is a Family? by Edith Schaeffer Season's of a Mother's Heart by Sally Clarkson 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!

073: How to Teach Art

By |2022-04-26T13:32:26-04:00April 26th, 2022|

You don't have to be Da Vinci or Picasso to know how to teach art! Many homeschoolers wonder how to teach art to their students, it can cause a lot of stress. But Holly, Melody, and Jennifer are here to tell you not to worry, teaching art can be one of the most fun and fulfilling subjects to explore! Join us as we discuss why it's important to learn about art, how to combat teacher and student resistance, and our favorite ways to incorporate art into our homeschool! And be sure to stay to the end, when we discuss a big question Holly has for her homeschooling Facebook groups.

072: Homeschooling Preschoolers

By |2022-04-11T20:26:03-04:00April 12th, 2022|

We often see questions about homeschooling preschoolers. From what curriculum, if any, to use to what homeschooling groups are right, it can be a stressful experience before you even begin. That's why in today's episode, we're helping you navigate your way through homeschooling preschoolers. We'll discuss challenges you'll face, mistakes to avoid, and even [...]

071: What Are Unit Studies?

By |2022-03-22T00:48:08-04:00March 22nd, 2022|

What are unit studies? They may just be the most versatile educational method out there. By tying all your subjects into a common theme, you can streamline your schooldays and reinforce the lesson all day long. Today, Jennifer, Holly, and Melody discuss everything you need to know to start incorporating unit studies into your [...]

070: Non-Academic College Readiness

By |2022-03-07T21:44:57-05:00March 8th, 2022|

When we think about college readiness, we tend to think about studying, extracurriculars, and exams, but there's another side that's crucial to preparing your kids not just for college, but for adulthood! Many college students find themselves needing to learn these skills on the fly, leading to distraction from their studies and unneeded stress. [...]

069: Handling Homeschooling Burnout

By |2022-02-22T12:39:24-05:00February 22nd, 2022|

Are you experiencing homeschooling burnout? You're not alone! Every year around this time, homeschoolers all over start getting "yellow bus syndrome." You might think to yourself, "There's a yellow bus that stops at my corner, maybe we should try that." We're here to say don't do it! Melody, Jennifer, and Holly have been homeschooling [...]

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