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Homeschool Connections Podcast by Sonlight

Sonlight Connections

A Homeschool Podcast

Connect with other homeschoolers for encouragement, tips, and fellowship. Like Sonlight's curriculum offerings, we will explore homeschooling through the lens of literature-based, Christ-centered education. Join us for everything you might be interested in from organizing your homeschool and details on literature-based learning.

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Overcoming Your Fear of Homeschooling

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Overcoming Your Fear of Homeschooling

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Suggest the idea of homeschooling to some parents and they immediately say “not me” or shake their heads in disbelief and change the subject. Dig a little deeper and you may find that the real reasons for dismissing the possibility of homeschooling include:

- Not knowing where to begin

- Being certain that you lack the patience to teach your child(ren)

- Fear of the time commitment required

- Lack of confidence in your ability to teach some/all subjects

These are only some of the reasons why homeschooling seems an impossible task. Truth be told, every mom that has decided to homeschool has faced these (and likely other) fears and concerns.

You will not want to miss this insightful conversation with Katy, homeschool mom, and blogger at homefrontlilies.com, as well as Judy and Stephanie from Sonlight as they explore this topic and offer concrete suggestions for removing any barriers between you and homeschooling your children. 

Links & Resources From This Episode

How to Overcome Your Fear of Homeschooling. Read Katy's blog post!

Learn more about Katy on her blog homefrontlilies.com.

What to see how a literature-based education can work for your family? Try Sonlight for FREE Today!

Check out Sonlight's Sales and Special Offers. Learn more.

Looking for a temporary homeschool curriculum option? Check out Sonlight's 9-week Curriculum Packages. Order yours today!

Take a peek into a Sonlight Instructor's Guide to learn how a planned curriculum could work for you. Download a Sample Instructor's Guide!

Do you have questions about Sonlight or homeschooling in general? The Sonlight advisors are here to help. Contact them today!

Homeschool Scheduling Advice and Practical Tips

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Homeschool Scheduling Advice and Practical Tips

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Join Stephanie, Judy, Jen, and Ann as they provide homeschool scheduling advice and practical tips on how you can fit everything thing in! As a parent, you are already busy, but remember there are 168 hours in a week to help you accomplish everything on your to-do list. Homeschooling doesn't have to be 8-3, Monday-Friday. You get to make your own schedule. It can be structured or flexible - whatever works for your family.

Listen in for tips and tricks for on working binders, science experiment Saturdays, bed-time read alouds with dad, adjusting homeschool to fit your family schedule, how to homeschool as working parents AND MORE! 

Links & Resources From This Episode

What to see how a literature-based education can work for your family? Try Sonlight for FREE Today!

Check out Sonlight's Sales and Special Offers. Learn more.

Looking for a temporary homeschool curriculum option? Check out Sonlight's 9-week Curriculum Packages. Order yours today!

Take a peek into a Sonlight Instructor's Guide to learn how a planned curriculum could work for you. Download a Sample Instructor's Guide!

Do you have questions about Sonlight or homeschooling in general? The Sonlight advisors are here to help. Contact them today!

Time for a Homeschool Progress Report?

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Time for a Homeschool Progress Report?


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Now that we are weeks into the homeschool year, are you finding areas where your child is struggling and shining? After working through the first couple weeks of multiplication are you realizing that your child might not actually know the math facts? Or maybe you are learning your child isn't exactly where they seemed to be in reading. If you are now aware of where your child might need more focus, you might be looking for ways to adjust things to fit your child's needs.

Listen in for advice and encouragement about becoming aware of where your child is and making successful adjustments to charge through the rest of the year.  

Links & Resources From This Episode

What to see how a literature-based education can work for your family? Try Sonlight for FREE Today!

Check out Sonlight's Sales and Special Offers. Learn more.

Looking for a temporary homeschool curriculum option? Check out Sonlight's 9-week Curriculum Packages. Order yours today!

Take a peek into a Sonlight Instructor's Guide to learn how a planned curriculum could work for you. Download a Sample Instructor's Guide!

Do you have questions about Sonlight or homeschooling in general? The Sonlight advisors are here to help. Contact them today!

Advice From A Reluctant Homeschooler Turned Curriculum Founder

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When Sonlight’s founder, Sarita Holzmann, first realized she needed to homeschool, she was not thrilled. She found herself overwhelmed, uncertain, and reluctant. After starting, she found that, with her literature-rich method, she actually loved this new dimension of her life.

At that time, there were no complete curriculum programs available; moms had to assemble products piecemeal. She started Sonlight because she found that homeschooling was such a blessing to her and her family, and she wanted to make that blessing available to others … like you.

As Sonlight celebrates 30 years of connecting families and helping kids love to learn, hear Sarita’s powerful story and be encouraged by her amassed homeschool advice. Join Stephanie as she talks with Sarita and Judy about their #sonlightstory. They will talk in detail about how literature-based learning will have your children begging for one more chapter. The podcast is full of veteran homeschool advice and encouragement invaluable to both new and veteran homeschoolers.
 

Links & Resources From This Episode

What to see how a literature-based education can work for your family? Try Sonlight for FREE Today!

Looking for a temporary homeschool curriculum option? Check out Sonlight's 9-week Curriculum Packages. Order yours today!

Take a peek into a Sonlight Instructor's Guide to learn how a planned curriculum could work for you. Download a Sample Instructor's Guide!

Check out Sonlight's Sales and Special Offers. Learn more.

Do you have questions about Sonlight or homeschooling in general? The Sonlight advisors are here to help. Contact them today!

Meet Sonlight's Mission Agency Partners

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Meet Sonlight's Mission Agency Partners: Mission India, Pioneers, The Seed Company and Far East Broadcasting Company

Since 1990, John and Sarita have had missionary support held in their heart. When Sarita started Sonlight her initial purpose was to enable missionary families to stay one more year on the field. You see, the second most common reason—at least back in 1990—was because they didn't know what to do about their children's education. Sarita knew she could do something about that and she set to work starting Sonlight.

This year as part of Sonlight's 30th-anniversary celebration, we are combining the two things that helped start Sonlight; books and missions into our first ever Sonlight Read-A-Thon. Children can raise money for missions, simply by reading great books. And Sonlight will match the donations up to $200,000. Together let’s raise at least $400,000 to support the ministry of these participating agencies.

To kick off Sonlight Connections: A Homeschool Podcast's second season, Stephanie is talking with the four mission agencies involved in the Sonlight Read-A-Thon, Mission India, Pioneers, The Seed Company and Far East Broadcasting Company.  

Links & Resources From This Episode

Interested in reading for missions? Learn more about the Sonlight Read-A-Thon!

What to see how a literature-based education can work for your family? Try Sonlight for FREE Today!

Check out Sonlight's Sales and Special Offers. Learn more.

Do you have questions about Sonlight or homeschooling in general? The Sonlight advisors are here to help. Contact them today!


Turning Children Into Book LoversーOne Chapter at a Time with Sarita Holzmann

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Turning Children Into Book LoversーOne Chapter at a Time with Sarita Holzmann

Humans are wired for stories and storytelling! That’s what makes great literature and delightful narratives so effective for teaching. Learn how to choose the best books for your homeschool, using Sarita Holzmann’s 7-part test. Also, find out what kinds of books to avoid and how to get your kids begging for just one more chapter-even if they aren’t in love with reading yet. 

Links & Resources From This Episode

What to see how a literature-based education can work for your family? Try Sonlight for FREE Today!

Sonlight's 30th Anniversary Giveaway Enter today!

Check out Sonlight's Sales and Special Offers. Learn more.

Do you have questions about Sonlight or homeschooling in general? The Sonlight advisors are here to help. Contact them today!

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