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HEM March-April/98

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Table of Contents HEM March-April 1998


Dropping the Bombshell - by Laurajean Downs
Telling your parents that you are going to homeschool their grandchildren can be the biggest hurdle that many families face on their homeschooling paths.

Turn a Skeptical Spouse into a Homeschooling Enthusiast - by Jodi Guistolise
"He's going to think I've lost my mind!" I wailed to a friend. I knew I wanted to homeschool our children, but convincing my husband seemed impossible.

Lunch Menu - by Kathleen Petrella
When Kathleen Pertulla's daughter left school for homeschooling the Lunch Menu came with her.

The Valedictorian Who Failed Socialization - by Neysa CM Jensen
Neysa Jensen explores the question: Do we have to learn how to behave in social situations determined by a school setting?

From Home to Higher Education - by Sunshine Campbell
Skeptical friends and relatives wanted to know if I was really ready for college. "I'm sure I'll be fine," I always answered, while the doubt crept into my mind anyway.

From Fly-Fishing to College: The Value of Uniqueness vs. Orthodoxy - by Alison McKee
The college admission process showed Allison McKee's family that a unusual educational history can be a benefit. Allison shares how.

Just Now - by Debbie Westheimer
Homeschooling offers us the opportunity to be immersed in the here and now, the life's unexpected.

Unschool or School-at-Home - by Jennifer Logner
Finding the right balance between structure and unschooling is not always easy. Using both approaches has worked well for this author.

Seeking Balance - by Sara Jane Burant
Sara Burant explores the balance between family time and the business of overachievemnet.

Opera Is For Children - by Timothy Vance
Tired of the pervasive influence and intrusion of popular culture, Timothy Vance decided to explore the world of opera.


Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
Don't Let Credentials Get You Down
Should we homeschoolers be worried about getting conventional credentials? Are homeschoolers' futures jeopardized because the path to a conventional diploma is less clear-cut than it is for a student in a conventional school? Why and how is the process of getting a diploma becoming more complex? What choices do we have? This column will address these questions.

News Watch - by Linda Dobson
Linda Dobson reviews the news.

Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
Rain, Snow, And Sun: Weather For Kids
Weather is a wonderful home-study project. For one thing, it's always right there outside the windows, doing something.

So Many Books - by Joan Torkildson
So many books, so little time - Joan Torkildson reviews a few good books.

Notes From a Homeschooling Dad - by Jeff Kelety
Jeff shares the simple magic and magnificence of family life that homeschooling allows us to experience.

Homeschooling Online - by Helen Hegener
Helen reviews online resources for homeschoolers.

Encouraging Reading - by Cafi Cohen
Cafi shares ways to encourage your kids to read.


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