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LeapingFromTheBox.com provides a wealth of homeschool information. If you are looking for general homeschool advice, resources and links, the General section is where you need to begin. The Methods page provides information on the various ways in which to homeschool. Unschooling has been the method that our family has used in our homeschooling journey, so LeapingFromTheBox.com provides specific information about unschooling. And you will find answer to many of the most common questions about homeschooling in the FAQs section.
In the section are books that I personally found helpful in my quest for homeschooling knowledge and information. The section is a compilation of resources that homeschoolers have found to be useful; my family has used many of them and many others were recommended by fellow homeschoolers. Books, textbooks, computer software, board games, card games, and websites are among the resources listed. In the future I hope to provide more detailed descriptions about these resources.
Our homeschooling journeys are enhanced by support, both online and local. To aide homeschoolers in locating this support, LeapingFromTheBox.com provides a Homeschooling Email Lists, Support Groups, Message Boards, Forums and Newsletters Directory. You will find hundreds of groups and lists, categorized in various ways (by state, by religion, by learning styles, etc.).
Another invaluable support over the years has been LeapingFromTheBox.com's weekly Homeschool Chat. Every Friday morning we meet to discuss homeschooling, food, the weather, house renovations, frustrations with our families, or whatever we need to talk about! Friday is always Open Topic Chat Morning!
LeapingFromTheBox.com has a special Alabama Homeschooling section, which includes a , Alabama Support Groups and Alabama Homeschool Co-Operatives listings. All listings in the Alabama section are updated each and every summer, so the information contained is current and useful. Check it out!
Remember to visit the Articles and Resources sections. There you will find articles about homeschooling, unschooling, and life, along with reviews on books, software, games, and other resources we have used in our homeschooling journey.
Homeschooling The Early Years
Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 3- to 8- Year-Old Child
by Linda Dobson
Here's a guide that comes direct from the experts: a mother of two homeschooled, now-grown children and 83 homeschooling families she surveyed.
Homeschooling: The Teen Years
Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13- to 18- Year-Old
by Cafi Cohen
The teen years are when many homeschooling parents start to question or abandon their efforts. It's a precarious time, with challenging academics, pressing social issues, and the prospect of college looming. Parents can now breathe easy: this guide calms the teen-time jitters and even offers hope to those just turning to homeschooling now that their child is about to enter high school.