Homeschooling an Only, with Jessica Waldock {Episode 95}

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Homeschooling an Only, with Jessica Waldock {Episode 96} | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

In today’s episode, the sisters are diving in to “homeschooling an only” – friend Jessica Waldock’s name of teaching one child at home.

The trio discusses unique challenges, how to get alone time,  socialization and co-ops and a few common myths.

This episode isn’t just for families homeschooling one child, however, there are plenty of great tips for families of all size, including to be Mom or Dad first.

This episode is sponsored by Virtual High School and Virtual Elementary School, Big Life Journal, and History Unboxed.

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Virtual High School is a fully online private school inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education. They offer self-paced courses that prepare students for post-secondary success.  VHS students choose when and where to study, when to submit assessments, and when to write their online final exam.

That’s why VHS has had over 65,000 enrolments since Virtual High School was established, and why post-secondary institutions around the world continue to recommend VHS to their incoming students who need a specific credit. 

Virtual High School helps more than 8,000 students meet their academic goals every year. With certified teachers, free on-demand tutoring, dedicated support teams, and an outstanding administrative staff, VHS stays focused on delivering the best in online secondary education.

For families with younger children, there’s also Virtual Elementary School. Families and students can register for a course and work independently, or they can register for a course with the added support of a certified teacher. Elementary school courses can streamline home learning programs and are a great way for homeschool-curious families to try out home learning.

Please visit Virtual High School and Virtual Elementary School for more information.


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History Unboxed is a monthly subscription service that brings hands-on history right to your front door. Immerse your students in lessons that bring the cultures, peoples, and eras of human history to life.

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Find Jessica Waldock:

You can find Jessica online at The Waldock Way, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook. Also, be sure to visit her shop!


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Homeschooling an Only, with Jessica Waldock {Episode 96} | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast


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