Table of Contents HEM March-April 2001
The Gifted Child - by Theresa Willingham
Theresa Willingham challenges us to re-examine our ideas about "gifted" children. We may be missing the most important gifts by putting our faith in a flawed definition.
Hog Heaven - by Lisa Medlen Bugg
Lisa Bugg explains, with wry humor, that although others could never do exactly what she does as a homeschool mom, thankfully, they won't need to.
Pawn to King 4: One Family Mesmerized by Chess - by Sherry Boas
Sherry Boas describes the chess wildfire in her family that started when her eight-year-old son reluctantly agreed to visit a chess club in a nearby town.
Home Education Is Nothing New - by Dorothy Gray
Retired public school professional Dorothy Gray shares some of the historical evidence that helped her become aware of the values and heritage of homeschooling.
With the Internet, Isolation Is Impossible - by Gina Rozon
Gina Rozon relates how she forged relationships through email while living in the distant Canadian Arctic, finding enough support and encouragement for homeschooling to keep her going.
On Unschooling and Life - by Ruthe Matilsky
With kids nearing or at adulthood, Ruthe Matilsky admits she's a little nervous about what their futures hold, and whether she's done all she can to prepare them.
Homeschooling for Those Who Can't Be Home, Schooling - by Neysa CM Jensen
Neysa C.M. Jensen offers a dizzying array of opportunities for homeschoolers to learn away from home, out in the rich resources that abound in their own communities.
Teenagers Taking the Initiative - by Marsha J. Ransom
Marsha Ransom offers encouragement to parents of teenaged homeschoolers by describing ten homeschooled teenagers and the paths they have chosen for home-based high school.
Forum: Ask Carol - by Carol Narigon
Unschooling Math to Pass the Test
How can we unschool and still have our kids pass those pesky math tests? Carol gives us some ideas.
Questions and Answers - by Laura Weldon
Family Difficulties and Doubting Husband
Readers respond to questions about Family Difficulties and a Doubting Husband
Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
Your Homeschooling Decisions Affect My Homeschooling Freedoms
Larry and Susan Kaseman suggest that homeschoolers can minimize the potential for increased state regulation of homeschooling by thinking about how our actions as individuals will impact on the homeschooling community and on our basic freedom to homeschool.
Publishers' Notes - by Helen Hegener
That Which We Do
Homeschooling is a good word for what we do. We should strive to spread the word, to encourage its use as a way of describing a good way to raise children.
It's Only Natural - by Barbara Theisen
Star Light, Star Bright
Barbara's daughters inherit her love of astronomy, to her delight. Bonus: figure out how many stars you can see!
Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
Justice For All
The fascinating history of the American government is highlighted in this month's column, along with censorship, art, science and math.
Homeschoolers' Poetry - by Rick Stansberger
Poetry by and for homeschoolers of all ages.
My Word! - by David H. Albert
It's about Stickball
To discover the roots of his attitudes towards teamwork, cooperation and how kids learn best, our writer relives his Brooklyn stickball days.
Notes from a Homeschooling Dad - by Jeff Kelety
It's Their Dime
Jeff Kelety tackles that favorite perennial concern: how to raise financially responsible children.
Grown Homeschoolers - by Peter Kowalke
Giving Back to Homeschooling
Peter reports on homeschool college students reaching out to offer support an encouragement to other homeschoolers facing challenges of college.
The Road Less Traveled - by Linda Dobson
The National Home Education Network: One Year Strong and Growing
A celebration of the National Home Education Network's first year.