Table of Contents HEM March-April 1997
On Self-Doubt - by Lenita Harsch
An encouraging essay on trusting oneself, and trusting one's children.
Learning Nature's Way : With Open Arms and Ample Interruptions - by Gail McClelland Fenton
Adventures in learning in the natural world with your family alone, or with a nature group.
Natural Explorations - by Lisa Solomon
The writer's experiences in learning about the natural world with her daughters.
The Magic of the Mailbox - by Laurette LeVine
A primer on finding and writing to pen pals - across the country or around the world! Resource listings, sample letters, and ideas for helping your children write to pen pals.
Interview with Mary Griffith - by Helen Hegener
Interview with Mary Griffith, author of The Homeschooling Handbook.
Reading Lessons - by Valerie Bonham Moon
The writer share her family's love of stories and how her children learned to read. Part of a feature section on reading in this issue.
Learning to Read - by Sue Smith Heavenrich
Sue Smith-Heavenrich explains how her children learned to read through total immersion in real-life-everyday experieces and an environment rich in literature. Part of a feature section on reading in this issue.
From Tapes to Reading - by Janet Keip
How a love of audiobooks led to reading for pleasure. Part of a feature section on reading in this issue.
Unschooling - by Cheri Howard
The writer explains how her family moved from a traditional structured approach to unschooling.
Car School - by Nancy Winningham
A humorous look at the learning that happens on the way to the supermarket, the library, art lessons, and more.
Starting Point: Helping Your Child with Career Planning - by Susan M Johnston
A primer on career planning, with helpful resources and suggestions for exploring the options available to homeschooled children.
Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
Communicating the Strengths of Homeschooling
An examination of the need for information about homeschooling, and how we can help provide information about homeschooling.
News Watch - by Linda Dobson
Psychologist's Views on Homeschooling, Parents Sharing Homeschooling, CA: ISP Accreditation Threats
Linda Dobson reviews news about homeschooling and homeschoolers.
Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
Resource reviews: All Aboard: exploring resources relating to trains; also: Gumshoe Geography, PBS Home Video/The West, Dino Math Tracks, My Best Math Puzzles and more
So Many Books - by Joan Torkildson
The Voice of the People, My Fellow Americans, A Young Patriot, The Sandman
Joan reviews five titles: The Shelter of Each Other, With Needle and Thread: A Book About Quilts, Mapping a Changing World, My Brother Sam Is Dead, What Happens When...?
Movie Reviews - by Joanna Payne
3 Ninjas Kick Back, Treasure Island, Candleshoe, The Doctor
Joanna Payne reviews 3 Ninjas Kick Back, Treasure Island, Candleshoe and The Doctor
Older Kids - by Cafi Cohen
The "S" Word
Cafi Cohen examines the issues surrounding socialization and how parents can help their teenagers find social outlets.
Reflections - by Kathleen Creech
There's No Place Like Home - Barefootin' Down the Homeschool Road
Warm memories of meadering down the paths of learning: "So many of my worries have been based on the assumption that someone had to teach in order for learning to happen. Education wasn't supposed to be this much fun!"
Talk About Learning - by Earl Gary Stevens
In Our Own Way
Earl Gary Stevens syas, "I'm glad we are difficult to describe and impossible to define and that we come from so many varied philosophies, educations, religions, social and economic classes, and political orientations."