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!

094: Get Out in Nature!

By |2023-03-10T11:09:07-05:00March 10th, 2023|

Nature is all around us, whether you live in the countryside or in a big city, and it's important to spend time outside. As Charlotte Mason said, "One should not be indoors when one can rightly be out of doors." Getting out into nature can soothe the mind and introduce new interests and ideas for child and parent alike. From sitting outside for lunch to big camping trips to national parks, there's always a way to get out in nature!

093: What is The Montessori Method?

By |2023-03-10T11:09:28-05:00February 24th, 2023|

What is the Montessori Method? The Montessori Method is an educational method and philosophy that’s been revolutionizing the way children are taught for over 100 years. Starting from a young age and going all the way up to high school and beyond, the Montessori Method teaches students how to build their independence in ways that reach far beyond the classroom. Today, we’re speaking with Nichole Gant, a head of school at an affiliated Montessori school, all about the Montessori Method, its history, and how homeschoolers can incorporate it into their learning lifestyle. And be sure to stay to the end, when we answer a big question about hybrid homeschooling.

092: Getting Your Partner Involved in Your Homeschooling

By |2023-02-10T13:11:34-05:00February 10th, 2023|

Getting your partner involved in your homeschooling takes stress of your mind and lets you relax. When you make the decision to homeschool your children, it's great to have a partner who supports you. But once the schooling begins, the support doesn't stop. Even if the bulk of the day-to-day academics fall on one parent more than the other, there are a myriad of ways your partner can help take the stress off your back. Today, our hosts share what their partners have done to support them in homeschooling and share ideas for how to find similar support if you're a single parent.

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