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Table of Contents HEM May-June 1998


When Dad Homeschools: from Breadwinning to Baking - by Jim Dunn
As the primary homeschooling parent gives Jim Dunn a unique perspective to explore a fathers role in homeschooling. This is one of those must reads if you are looking to bust o must read

"Rough, Loose, Raw And Rugged Fishing Children Are We...." - by Bonnie Sue Hitchcock
Homeschooling for this Southeast Alaskan family is a way of life where if people discover that a family homeschools they immediately assume, "Oh, you must fish for a living."

If It Ain't Fun, Forget It! Six Steps One Family Took to Make Their Homeschool Fun - by Sally Barnes
The absurd motto on her husband's T-shirt declared, "If It Ain't Fun, Forget It!" lead Sally Barnes to realize she didn't have to operate a scaled down version of public school and remember God created us to love learning.

Voice of an Autodidact - by Lindsey Johnson
16 year old Lindsey Johnson shares her perspective on life, learning and the chioces her parents made that lead to the freedom she now enjoys.

How To Go from Homeschool to Higher Education in a Single Smooth Step - by Walt Osterman
Walt Osterman, co-author of A Guide to EARLY Admissions at U.S. Universities and Colleges, shares information that should ease the concern of parents worried about higher education.

How Is School Going - by Mary Kenyon
A move to town and a barrage of the usual questions let some doubt creep into Mary Keenyon's mind about her relaxed approach to homeschooling. Read how she dealt with and how she answers, How's school going?

"You're Going to What?" - by Melissa Wagner
Faced with a medical professional's dire diagnosis, special education professional's diagnosis Melissa Wagner decided that homeschooling would be perfect for her son. Melissa shares her family's story.

Schools and the Epidemic of Ritalin Use - by Jodi Guistolise
Jodi Guistolise reviews the how we enshrined ADD, its diagnosis and treatment into school-based clinics via Goals 2000. She also offers information on non-medical wayys to address overactive children.

ADD: In-depth and Personal - by Janie Bowman
Public school or private school? Meds or no meds? Does ADD really exist? Janie Bowman has juggled many of these issues while raising her son. In this article Jnaie shares her insights and those of other families who found homeschooling the best fit.

Two Perspectives .... Part 2 - by Mark and Mary Kay Hollinger
Mary Kay Hollinger never thought of ADD as a handicap until another mother's assumed schools definition..

Two Perspectives... Part 1 - by Elizabeth A Ryan
How many highly intelligent kids are we drugging so they will fit into the box we've decided they should fit? Elizabeth Ryan's story has some insight

Learning Disabilities Or Learning Differences? - by Marsha J. Ransom
Learning differences can be a catalyst, not a detriment, if they are recognized as differences and celebrated and worked with as a valuable asset instead of something that needs to be repaired and reshaped into someone else's mold.


Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
Are Tax Credits for Educational Expenses a Good Idea for Homeschoolers?
A voluntary tax credits program for homeschoolers who are willing to comply with increased government regulation would soon lead to mandatory requirements for all homeschoolers.

News Watch - by Linda Dobson
Legislative Activities
Linda Dobson reviews the news. In this issue the focus is on legislative action.

Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
Cooking Connections
Cooking - for kids of all ages - is always a wonderful addition to a homeschool curriculum: it's fun; everybody has the equipment for doing it; and it can easily be related to a wide range of ostensibly more respectable academic disciplines, such as science, math, history, geography, and literature.

So Many Books - by Joan Torkildson
Poetry for Young People, Grassroots, The Butterfly Book, Farley Mowat Reader, The Birthday Number Books
Jaon reviews book of interest for homeschoolers because there are so many books and so little time.

Notes From a Homeschooling Dad - by Jeff Kelety
European Apology for Homechooling
A business trip with a visit to Gothenburg, Sweden turns into a profound experience for Jeff, that began as a routine business trip, but soon turned into an emotional journey into into his family history and, a European apology for homechooling.

Homeschooling Online - by Helen Hegener
Helen reviews resources for homeschoolers and homeschoolers networking onlne.

Older Kids - Learning to Fish - by Cafi Cohen
Learning to Fish
Faced with many requests for information, Cafi's choice, is to give you a fish or teach you to fish. This column offers strategy for networking to find resources for homeschooling.


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