Strengths, Weaknesses, and Homeschooling {Episode 18}

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Strengths, Weaknesses, and Homeschooling


Strengths, Weaknesses, and Homeschooling {Episode 17} | The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

Is it normal for your homeschooler to have strengths and weaknesses in certain subjects? How much should you worry about keeping your child at grade level? Is there a way to know what your child “should” be learning?

This week, the homeschool sisters dive into these questions and offer up some thoughts about the “standards,” plus how to keep from worrying all the time.

They chat about kid quirks, dealing with state requirements, grandma doubts and dad concerns. And mostly, they remind you that all kids naturally develop on their own timelines, so don’t fret- you’ve got this!



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Strengths, Weaknesses, and Homeschooling

7 thoughts on “Strengths, Weaknesses, and Homeschooling {Episode 18}

  1. Josephine says:

    Cait– How are your young kids doing with the PAC program? I noticed on the website it’s aimed for 7th graders. I’m looking for a spine for a state unit for my 7 year old but worried it’s going to be too advanced.

    • Caitlin says:

      Hi, Josephine!

      This is a great question. We are going through alphabetically and we are only on Arizona, but there have been a couple times I’ve needed to skip over content (substance abuse and sexual assault related to substance abuse). It’s easy enough to skip because I am reading aloud, but there is definitely content that you’d want to pre-screen for younger kids. That said, it’s been a perfect fit for our state unit and I could see us revisiting it again a few years down the road.

      • My Little Poppies says:

        Hi, Josephine.

        I’m reporting back that I’ve stopped using this program after Alaska due to really biased political content. I’m taking it out of the show notes because I cannot endorse it. Wanted to follow up with you!

  2. Valerie Morillo says:

    I HEART <3 <3 <3 your podcast!!!! Thank you so much!! 🙂 Keep it up! 🙂

    Also, I'm glad to know I am not the only one worried about my kids ending up on a beanbag in my basement… o_O hahaha

    Funny enough, I wondered about [that] when my daughter said to me, "Why would me move out if you and dad already went through all the trouble of buying a house?! Can't we just live with you??" Hahaha, I MUST be doing something wrong! ;D Mind you they do chores and have responsibilities… 😉

    Also, your Eiffel tower reference was on point with my 6 y/o's confusion on Countries/States/Cities, etc. He wondered what other countries were in Texas aside from San Antonio, (where we live now)…. So we addressed it and now he "kinda" gets it! ;D

    I <3 Homeschooling so much, not only the flexibility that it gives us, but also because I've learned so much along with my children.


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