5 Tips for Getting Your Kids to go off the Grid


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Home School
Home schooling can be good for kids off-the-grid who don't thrive elsewhere.
Home schooling can be good for kids off-the-grid who don't thrive elsewhere.
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Home schooling doesn't necessarily go hand-in-hand with going off the grid, but many off-the-grid families do choose it. It fits with the goals of quality family time and not relying on outside resources -- and it could be a necessity if you're relocating to a remote area. Leaving school might be traumatic for some kids, but it usually turns out to be an amazing experience -- and the prospect of home schooling can be a great selling point for kids who might not thrive in traditional schools.

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