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Okay … let’s take a couple of steps back; this doesn’t need to get ugly; both homeschooling and public school have their pros and cons. One of the great things about America is the freedom to choose from a variety of educational choices.

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High on the list of benefits of homeschooling is that you can do it anywhere, even as you travel—especially as you travel. Lessons learned during roadschooling are sure to be among those remembered for a lifetime, because of the multisensory, personal interaction and experience with the subject matter. Why not give roadschooling a try with one of these educational itineraries, or create one of your own! And if you do, please share it...

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So you can’t pull together 22 kids for a football team, that doesn’t mean your students can’t enjoy a rich sports experience in elementary, middle, junior and high school. Many of Texas’ larger homeschooling communities have formed their own sports leagues. Check with your local homeschool groups to learn what’s available, or explore community sports leagues. Or go it alone with an individual sport. There are many options in the wide...

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“I’m bored,” my 11-year-old daughter grumbled as she collapsed onto the couch. Oh no, what did she do now during a rare unscheduled moment in her life? I cringed, remembering when she was three and covered an entire wall with a crayon-drawn mural when left to entertain herself. To prevent other artistic wall coverings, we have kept her busy with extracurricular activities. And, lots of them—last spring, she had six activities ranging...

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