Table of Contents HEM November-December 2001
I Am What I Am - by Anne Ohman
Anne Ohman loves to talk about her son. His unique gifts have transformed her family and encouraged them to unschool. Never mind that society would call him autistic; it just doesn't matter.
Sounds Like Homeschooling to Me! Searching for Appropriate Education for Gifted Children - by Susan W Brown
Susan Windisch Brown describes her family's efforts to challenge, yet not overwhelm, their gifted and learning disabled son. To their surprise, a professional test evaluator recommended an unexpected solution: homeschooling!
I'm Not an Unschooler, but Let Me Tell You - by Kim O'Hara
As a committed Christian and curriculum junkie, Kim O'Hara never expected to find herself defending unschoolers - until the day she got the email from a new internet friend.
On Feminism, Homeschooling, and Changing the World - by Ruthe Matilsky
Ruthe Matilsky examines some tough questions about feminism and homeschooling. Is homeschooling a sacrifice that prevents us, as women, from changing our world? Or is it the means of changing our world?
The Lab Called: Your Brain is Ready - by Sue Maakestad
Too familiar for comfort, too funny to miss, Sue Maakestad's hilarious description of homeschooling life will have you laughing out loud.
The Love of Reading - by Cay A Gibson
Cay Gibson relishes the delicious joy of curling up with a good book, and encourages us to enjoy it whenever we can, even when we feel we don't have time.
A Typically Untypical Day - by Rebecca M Penoyer
Rebecca Penoyer and her five children like to visit Myrtle Beach in the off season. Perhaps the biggest lessons are in the little things.
In Defense of Protectiveness - by Christina Hendrick Croft
Christina Croft speaks up in defense of protectiveness, and challenges the opinion that protecting our children leaves them unprepared to face the world.
Your Life, Your Stories, Your Kids - by Brigitte Miner
Brigitte Miner reminisces about the wild and wonderful stories her mother used to tell, and explains the far-reaching benefits of telling lots of stories to your own kids.
Ask Carol - by Carol Narigon
Will They Ever Read?
How to help a homeschooler who hates to read, and where to find age-appropriate books that aren't boring.
Questions and Answers - by Laura Weldon
Decompression, Trouble Spelling
Readers respond to a teen's decompression time and kids who have trouble with spelling.
Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
Marriage and Homeschooling Freedoms
The Kaseman's reflect on Marriage and Homeschooling Freedoms
Publishers Notes - by Helen Hegener
Live Your Lives and Hug Your Children
Helen reflects on the strength that we can find in our families in troubled times.
It's Only Natural - by Barbara Theisen
Living in the "Christmas Tree Capital of the World," this family takes a walk through a tiny evergreen forest, and learns to appreciate an ancient tradition.
Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
Exploring the family cat might be a great place to start your next homeschooling adventure.
My Word! - by David H. Albert
There is so much more to words than just learning how to spell them correctly. A look at the power of written communication.
Unschooling - by Sandra Dodd
You'll See It When You Believe It
Sandra Dodd returns to the pages of HEM, and helps us see what is right in front of us.
Grown Homeschoolers - by Peter Kowalke
What Grown Homeschoolers are Reading
What books grace the nightstands of grown homeschoolers?
The Road Less Traveled - by Linda Dobson
Far from the Best, But Still The Most Important Media Coverage of Homeschooling to Date
We've been waiting for this for years: an established news magazine takes a serious look at homeschooling in America.