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Maybe you have subscribed to our list or are visiting our website because you have unexpectedly found yourself at home all day with your kids. You may have seen some blog posts and articles with suggestions for how to manage having kids around all day. I know I have. Some pressure parents to impose school-like schedules on kids so that kids won’t fall behind. Here I have tried to draw on the wisdom of practicing homeschoolers in these difficult times. Trying to recreate school at home can be stressful. And goodness knows, none of us need more stress in our lives right now. So here is a short list of tips for being around your kids 24/7 that have been successful strategies for many a homeschooling family. Read more.

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Got 5 minutes? Help us prepare for the MLA conference by responding to this questionnaire about homeschoolers and libraries by April 15, 2020.

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Behind the Scenes at AHEM: Meet Melissa

Melissa Monaghan lives in Arlington with her family. She homeschooled her two children from preschool through high school and loved learning alongside her children, exploring their interests, and seeing them pursue their passions. Read more.

Getting Started Homeschooling

Posted: January 2, 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 10:30 am - noon

Whether you are actively considering home education or are just curious about how it is done, you are invited to attend Getting Started Homeschooling. The free program will be held in the Fels Community Room of the Pearle L. Crawford Library, 40 Schofield Ave, Dudley, MA on Saturday, January 11, 10:30 am – noon (snow date January 25, 2020).

Topics to be covered include an overview of homeschooling, getting started, methods, resources, and homeschooling support. Informational handouts will be available and there will be time for questions and discussion.

The program will be presented by Sophia Sayigh. Sophia is a co-founder of Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization that gathers and disseminates information about homeschooling in Massachusetts through education, advocacy, and events. She is also the author of a fictional book featuring homeschoolers, Unschoolers.

Admission is free, but preregistration is suggested. Preregister here.

Space is limited and spots are allotted on a first come, first served basis.

Please respect AHEM’s mission to empower individuals through education by not soliciting for your business at this event.