Dealing with Deployment
Email Lists and Support Groups, international, national and local
Links to General Military Information
Support Organizations listed by name of Service
Homeschooling Points of Contact
Military Recruitment and Enlistment
(use this to find information on linked pages that have been taken off
The Adobe Reader is used to read pdf
The military is fond of pdf files.
Rule #1: Tightwad
Hold onto your wallet. Before you sign on the dotted line check around. "Canned"
curriculums or "schools-in-a-box" sometimes act as if 'one size fits all' and
one size often does not. Sometimes you will find elements within a curriculum
that either do not work well with your child or are things you find
discomforting. Also, what works with one child doesn't always work with another.
Do what feels best but be a careful shopper.
Rule #2: Chill
Homeschooling is flexible. If whatever you’re doing
doesn't work you don't have to answer to a bureaucracy before you make a change.
It's your decision how to proceed.
Rule #3: Deep-6
If whatever you’re using isn't working cut your losses. You
won't get your money back by continuing to use something that isn't working and
you and you kids will feel stressed. Yes, there is something to be said for
finishing what you start (another reason to check around before you buy), but if
what you're using truly isn't working - dump it. You can save your
finished/discarded materials for sale at support group curriculum sales. Just
because it didn't work for you doesn't mean it won't work for someone else.
Rule #4: One Right Way
There is “one right way to homeschool” but it varies from person
to person and from interest to interest.
Rule #5: Choice
Remember that homeschooling is a continuing choice. You have the
freedom to continue to choose to homeschool or to make another choice.
Rule #6: Private or Public?
Be aware that enrolling your child in online public charter schools will return
your child to the public education sector. Instead of homeschooling you will be
enrolling in a public
school home-study program. This isn't to say that this is a wrong choice just be aware of all
the ins and outs of the program you are considering so you can make an informed
Rule #7: Survival
If you have a good babysitter or co-op friend for babysitting, send her home
with wine or chocolates after babysitting. It can't hurt.
for very young
for little children
for older children
Buyer Be Aware
Driving in the car (during
field trips; PCSing; vacations)
of homeschooling and military terms
Hobby Horse Stable:
Search This Site
I tried using an 'on-this-site' search gizmo, but I didn't find it satisfactory and
I deleted it. Despite this, the site can be searched using
Google. Just put in
what you want to look for, and add "kc.rr.com" to the search terms.
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