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2FD 040: The Reasons for Homeschooling with The Frugal Girl

Sean Merron August 23, 2017 220

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Kristen, A.K.A. The Frugal Girl has joined us once again to share her experience from both being homeschooled herself and now homeschooling her own four children.

This super-mom’s oldest child just recently graduated and she has decades of homeschooling wisdom to pour on us. The best thing is how pragmatic she is in her approach, learning about what works for her family and how important it is for you to do the same to figure out if homeschooling is right for you.

She answers the common questions people get hung up on about homeschooling and gives us some great tips if you’re trying to figure out how to get started. CHA-CHING!

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    2FD 040: The Reasons for Homeschooling with The Frugal Girl
    Sean Merron

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Discussion Points

  • Kristen is a 2nd generation homeschooler, being homeschooled herself and now homeschooling her own kids.
  • Options when your kids are curious about public school.
  • Creating the schedule flexibility that works for your life.
  • The freedom to customize the education for your children’s needs.
  • Homeschooling provides the ability to encourage learning independence.
  • Low teacher to student ratio.
  • Homeschooling doesn’t really work without a parent that can be present.
  • How socializing is totally possibly while homeschooling.
  • Prom can still be a thing!
  • Homeschooling doesn’t mean you have to be a hermit.
  • Parent and Teacher are not two different hats that you have to wear.
  • How to pick a curriculum that works for your kids.
  • Finding other homeschooling parents that you can bounce ideas off of and plan events with.
  • Why parent involvement is important no matter if you homeschool or send your children to a public or private school.
  • How to get started with homeschooling.
  • Understanding your county’s homeschooling rules and resources.
  • What to not waste your time on when getting started with homeschooling.
  • A good age to officially start your children with homeschooling.
  • Frugal Tip of The Week: Finding an enclosed trailer on Craigslist to move for free!

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