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The Happy Homeschooler Podcast

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What is Unschooling? People tend to have some funny ideas when they hear the name "unschooling," but the truth is far from a lack of education. Our favorite guest, Jennifer Jones, returns once again to share her experiences with unschooling, an
Wondering how to teach high school science? It can be intimidating! With stricter standards and a lot more complexity, it easy for a home educator to feel a little lost. Today on the Happy Homeschooler Podcast, Holly and Melody share their expe
Science education is important, but can often seem dry. Homeschooling parents often wonder how to teach K-8 science. Just how do you make learning scientific concepts, theories, and laws fun and engaging? Don't fret and don't stress. Today, Hol
One of the most important parts of teaching reading and writing is the act of writing itself. Penmanship, cursive and typing put your student on the path of effective communication and prepare them for their future. But how do you start teachin
Homeschooling doesn't always have to stay in the home. The freedom homeschooling provides allows for a more mobile lifestyle, and travelling while homeschooling couldn't be easier! Holly is joined today by our favorite guest Jennifer Jones, to
Pandemic Homeschooling in 2021 is very similar to last year, and very different too! Maybe you're considering homeschooling your child this year, or maybe you know someone who is. In today's pocket-sized episode, Holly shares her thoughts and a
As the final pillar of the Reading, Writing, 'Rithmetic pyramid, it's important to know how to teach writing. But when should you start? Why is it so important? And what are the best curricula for teaching the mechanics of writing? We here at t
Being a home educator is like having three jobs at once, sometimes you might wonder how you'll ever make it. Never fear, Holly and Melody are back with another volume of our Homeschool Survival Guide, compiling some of their best strategies, ti
What is gameschooling? Maybe you've heard of it before or maybe this is the first time you've read that word. It's all based on some age-old wisdom: If you can make learning fun, you'll never hear a word of complaint when lesson time comes. Wha
Are you wondering how to teach reading? From the brand new homeschooler to the old pro, everyone knows how important reading is. It's so important, it can create a lot of stress for the home educator! When should you start teaching reading? Wha
Math provokes strong feeling almost unlike any other school subject. Yet, like it or not, every home educator needs to know how to teach math. Maybe you're the math lover of the family, maybe that's your student, or maybe you're both in agreeme
Liberal arts might be scoffed at sometimes, but we think you might want to take a second look at it. Not just for college and high school, a liberal arts approach might just be the answer to some of the challenges of the modern day homeschooler
Summer School... for parents? That's right! With the semester over and all the tests taken, there's a lot more time in a homeschooling parent's life. Holly and Melody think you should be spending that time investing in yourself! Listen and our
Are you a parent or an teacher? Spoiler alert! You're both! Too many homeschooling parents don't think of themselves as an educator, but Holly and Melody do, and they've got tips for growing as a home educator. We'll discuss the importance of s
In today's episode, we'll talk about how to end the school year right. Melody and Holly will share their best tips from their decades of homeschooling experience to make sure you don't miss a beat. And in the second half, we'll discuss the hows
Every parent has heard it before: "No!" "I don't want to!" "Why?" Whether it's during chores or during school, no parent likes an obstinate child. But why don't children listen? And what can we do to make all our lives go easier? Holly and Melo
Often homeschooling parents will worry about tests and academics, but there's one thing that can be forgotten in all the book learning- physical education. With the weather warming up it's a great time to get moving. Join Melody and Holly as th
Holly and Melody have been in the homeschooling community for a while. Ever wonder how they got started? In this episode, we'll take you all the way from the 80s to the present as Holly and Melody share their homeschooling journeys! If you have
There's all sorts of learning challenges a student might face, and some require more attention than others. But how do you as a parent and a teacher make sure that you're responding properly to your child's unique challenges? And are they reall
Holidays are so fun, you might wish there was one every day. Well, you might just get your wish! Holly and Melody know all sorts of ways to inject some holiday fun (and learning) into your homeschooling all year long! Listen in and celebrate ho
For parents just about to graduate their first student, it can seem like there's so much to do, you don't know where to start. For parents who have done it before, it might be a mess of stress you just wish you could avoid. Melody and Holly dis
It's a new year, don't make old mistakes! Holly and Melody are back from winter break with a brand new episode, detailing the top 10 homeschooling mistakes to avoid in 2021. Listen in and improve your learning lifestyle, this week on the Happy
The Holidays are nearly over, taking 2020 with them! That means school will be starting back up soon, but how do you prepare for the new semester? And how do you avoid friction from your kids about starting back up? Melody and Holly have decade
Winter break is in full swing and the year is winding down, you deserve to take it easy! In that spirit, we've compiled all the big questions we've answered this year into one easy place. Check the show notes for timecodes to each question. SHO
In just a few days, it'll be Thanksgiving! While celebrations this year may be different, being thankful never goes out of style.  Join Melody and Holly as they discuss what they're thankful for this year. SHOW NOTES: Visit Transcript Maker and
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