My Thoughts on Homeschool Co-ops, Communities and Special Activities

When Pablo was 3 years old, I decided to put together a small play group for him. Fortunately for us, many of our friends from church gave birth to their kids around the same time Pablo came into our lives. Two of these kids – Jaden and Danae – remain constants in his life (thank God for technology!). And although seasons have changed and they no longer see each other as often as they used to, they still consider each other friends, support each other at every chance they get, and trust each other. Those play group days were a lot […]

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Feedback from a newbie at the Philippine Homeschool Conference 2017

I was not able to join the Philippine Homeschool Conference 2017 because I had to prioritize my son’s schedule that day. I’m really at fault here. I badly need to learn how to use planners and all that organizing stuff so I won’t double-book myself, haha! Anyway, I decided to interview one of my friends who attended. Her name is Glaiza Macapallag and she and her husband are contemplating on homeschooling their two older children. Their third is still a baby but she may be homeschooling him, too, eventually. Here are her answers to my questions. The exchange is simple […]

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Homeschooling: Answers to common questions people ask about homeschooling

I’ve recently published the last installment for my blog series on Educating for life home school conference 2014 held last September 6. In it, I’ve mentioned common questions posed to us home schooling families. I promised in that blog that I will give my answers to the questions, so here goes: Can you home school legally? Yes, despite some misconception on what home schooling is, and the confusion between home schooling and home studying, home schooling is definitely legal in the Philippines. There are many DepEd-accredited home school providing institutions that you can register your child with, or you can have your […]

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Homeschooling: Support all the way! (Homeschool conference 2014 Part 3)

This is the third and final installment for my series of blogs regarding the home school conference last September 6.  I’m giving this one the title  – Support all the way! because it sums up the last two talks I’m going to write about here. If you’ve missed the first two installments and would like to read up, here are the links: Refueling the motors of the home school dad Teaching your kids to appreciate their Filipino heritage One of the challenges of writing a series of blogs is recalling that moment you’re going to blog about. So, I apologise if […]

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Homeschooling: Teaching your kids to appreciate their Filipino heritage (Homeschool conference 2014 Part 2)

This is part 2 of my series of blogs on the recently concluded Home school conference 2014. If you have not read the first part wherein I shared about the roles of fathers in home schooling their children as I have picked up from the conference, click here. This blog will focus on what I thought was one of the most important topics taken up that day: Introducing Filipino Arts, Heritage and Culture in your home school. The speaker was Jen Bellosillo who coaches home schooling families enrolled at CFA or Catholic Filipino Academy.  Jen has been home schooling her […]

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