Distracted by Christmas
by Barbara Frank
With Christmas fast approaching, I find it hard to keep my mind on homeschooling. Shopping and wrapping, Christmas cards and letters, cooking and baking…..these have all been added to my already busy routine. Sometimes homeschooling seems just plain inconvenient.
Homeschooling's A Hit!
by Isabel Lyman, Ph.D.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the modern home education movement was in its infancy. At that time, most Americans viewed home-styled education as a quaint tourist attraction or the lifestyle choice of those willing to endure more hardship than necessary.
Antidote for Narcissistic Self-Absorption
by Renée Fuller, Ph.D.
With considerable alarm our local newspapers reported a rising rate of narcissism among teenagers. When I mentioned the articles to parents and grandparents, their wearied response was “Since when is that news?” Further elaborations took the form of: “We all know that kids nowadays are obsessed with themselves. That’s why they’re so out of touch. They don’t seem to realize that there are millions and millions of people out there besides themselves.”
It’s Time We Learn to Wait
by Cheryl R. Carter
I do not like waiting. For me it is not an issue of impatience, but rather one of wasted opportunity. I guess that is why I read papers in the doctor’s office, make needed telephone calls during traffic delays, and read books in the grocery checkout line. I guess if you asked me I would say I want to redeem the time. Essentially, I do not mind waiting if I know why I am waiting.
Homeschooling: Learning Not School
by Gea D'Marea Bassett
If you trace history just a few generations back, almost no one went to school. It wasn’t until the 1830’s that public education came into existence (1); it wasn’t until 1956 that education starting shifting out of the hands of parents and the state and into the hands of the federal government ...
Homeschool Science: The Big Chemistry Secret
by Teresa Bondora
When our babies are born, they come into a world of sight and sound that can be overwhelming. And what do we do? We speak in a language they don't understand. We show them toys they can't use. As they grow we put maps on their wall when they can't understand the concept of Earth. And then a miracle happens. They begin to speak.
Homeschool Family Life: Racing Blind
by Jon Remmerde
It warmed up after the first of the year and softened the snow. Then it dropped to twenty-five below zero and froze a hard crust on three feet of snow on the meadow. In the early morning, Laura and I and our two daughters, Juniper and Amanda, ate breakfast. We finished a few small projects in the house, but the sun rose and lighted up the day brilliantly, and we all kept looking out the window at the sunshine. We'd had clouds and snow storms for days and days, and none of us had been outside much for longer than we wanted to remember.
Take it from a Mom: Time Flies!
by Rebecca Hagelin
My husband and I held each other and cried more than I think we have in nearly 22 years of marriage.
We left our son Nick alone in his dorm room far from home after nurturing and loving him for 18 years. Our little boy is now a tall, responsible young man facing life on his own. Yes, it's what good parents everywhere dream of and want for their kids -- to become independent adults who fly from our arms into a world where they can make their own mark. But still, the tears come --
Research: Home schooling improves academic performance and reduces impact of socio-economic factors
Fraser Institute - October 04, 2007
TORONTO, ON—Home schooling appears to improve the academic performance of children from families with low levels of education, according to a report on home schooling released today by independent research organization The Fraser Institute.
Let's Write! Understanding Ideas
by Dave Marks (National Writing Institute)
There's a saying about the way people think that makes sense to me. It's this: If you can't put it into words, you don't understand it. I've had students tell me for years, "I know what I mean, but I can't put it into words." What this meant to me was that that young person didn't really understand the idea well enough to express it clearly.
Homeschooling the High School Student
by Shirley M.R. Minster, MS.Ed.
When a student is completing 10th grade or beginning 11th grade, the parent should think about the possibility of the next year using either a traditional 11th grade program or accelerating the program because the student wants to finish the academic work one year early. In a traditional school system especially, acceleration is not often considered. Their explanation is, "We do things our way, and that's all we do.
Life Prep for Homeschoolers
The Body Box
The Great Forensic Challenge
Little Box of Card Games and Tricks
The Anatomy Student’s Self-test Coloring Book
ABADABA ALPHABET by Sheila Moore
In Jesse’s Shoes by Beverly Lewis
Greathall Productions - Greatest Stories by Jim Weiss