Table of Contents HEM January-February 1997
From Empathy to Altruism: Community Service - by Shalynn Ford
Shalynn Ford relates how community service is leading her children to be caring and empathic.
Global Learning - by Robin Ohlgren-Evans
Robin Ohlgren-Evans tells us how travel has helped her and her family explore and meet diversity with its adventure and challenge.
Homeschooling Fathers - by Gary Wyatt
Gary Wyatt argues children need more of their fathers and fathers need more of their children.
Leaving Public Education - by Ellen Bicheler
Ellen Bicheler suggests that families take the time to think about their 'schoolish' ideas about children and learning and be flexible in setting a homeschool course.
Unschooling Comfort Level - by NS Gill
N.S. Gill explores the line between parent comfort and an ideal of unschooling.
Becoming Unschoolers - by Janet Keip
Janet Keip relates how they moved from the vision of "Norman-Rockwell-ish" teaching moments to unschooling.
1996 National Homeschool Association Roundtable - by Christine Webb
The National Homeschool Association hosted a National Homeschooling Roundtable Conference titled "Freedom In Education," which was a gathering designed for homeschoolers to discuss and to consider the future of homeschooling.
Truancy, Curfews and Our Response - by Janie Levine Hellyer
Janie Levine Hellyer reviews the notion that law enforcement and schools should work hand-in-hand to combat truancy. And how communities across the country are setting in place ordinances and regulations which impact homeschooling.
Lunch Downtown - by Judith Serling Strum
Judith Serling-Sturm delights readers with the story of how her daughter is growing up to be a whole person.
We're Homeschooling! - by Mark and Mary Kay Hollinger
A poem about homeschooling
Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
School-to-Work: Problems and Alternatives
School-to-Work programs are being promoted as a way to use the time that young people spend in school to prepare them to meet the needs and requirements of big business. This column examines the background and outlines of School-to-Work programs and explore problems raised by these programs, first for students in public schools and then for homeschoolers.
News Watch - by Linda Dobson
Homeschooling Comes Of Age, Institutionalized Homeschooling, Homeschooling and The Web
Linda Dobson reviews the news about and of interest to homeschoolers.
Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
Feed the Birds
Becky offers resources for feeding birds. Plus reviews of other resources that appeal to homeschoolers.
So Many Books - by Joan Torkildson
When I Was Your Age; Margaret, Frank, and Andy; The Magic Crystal; What in the World Is a Homophone?
Joan Torkildson reviews four titles When I Was Your Age; Margaret, Frank, and Andy; The Magic Crystal; What in the World Is a Homophone?
Movie Reviews - by Joanna Payne
Searching For Bobby Fischer, The Three Musketeers, Arachnophobia, Beethoven's 2nd
Joanna Payne reviews four movies for you and your kids: Searching For Bobby Fischer, The Three Musketeers, Arachnophobia, Beethoven's 2nd
Older Kids - by Cafi Cohen
Rethinking Midschool - High School Math
Cafi Cohen explores whether school math is the right way to inculcate mathematical skills and processes?
Reflections - by Kathleen Creech
A Basket Full of Sunshine
Kathleen offers a wish that you will find goodness and beauty in your life and a that hope will weave you a life-basket filled with sunshine.
Talk About Learning - by Earl Gary Stevens
We Are Okay
As Earl's son turns 16 and grows into a young man Earl looks at how Jamie is doing and decides they are both doing very well.