Table of Contents HEM July-August 2003
Has Anyone Unknown to You...? - by Bonnie Sue Hitchcock
With poignant humor, Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock describes an airplane trip she took without leaving home.
Circumventing the Hubrisious Hypoglotamus - by Kellye Just
In this hilarious essay, Kellye Just explains how she tries to have all the answers, but finds that sometimes it just isn't necessary.
Suddenly Time for School - by Christine Myers
Christine Myers learns that school age comes a lot earlier for her daughter than she expected.
High School at the Community College - by Joanne Yeck
Explore the benefits and perks of a community college for your teen.
Detour Ahead? - by Michele Hastings
As Michele Hastings family faces the possibility of returning her boys to school, she reflects on what homeschooling means to her family.
Unschooling and the Type A Dad - by Brad Beckerman
A type A guy wonders whether unschooling can work for him.
Flipping the Tables: When Your Children Become Your Teachers - by Sue Smith Heavenrich
When the students become the teachers, even Mom can learn a lot.
Salting the Oats - by Jill Hardy
Jill Hardy learns that homeschooling doesn't always go as we plan, and sometimes the best we can do is salt the oats.
A Roll Through Time - by Heather Henderson
A few rolls of calculator tape, donated by pack-rat grandparents, provide a trip through time for Heather Henderson and her three boys.
Ask Carol - by Carol Narigon
Starting Up, Dealing with Death, and Sibling Rivalry
Carol Narigon gives thoughtful, supportive answers to homeschoolers' questions, including a mom who wonders when and how to start homeschooing, a family dealing with real-life difficulties, and the bugaboo of sibling conflict.
Questions & Answers - by Laura Weldon
Minority Homeschoolers and ADHD at Home
Readers respond to questions about why our homeschooling communities don't seem to have many minorities represented, and how to react to a diagnosis of ADHD.
Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
Does Homeschooling Prepare Kids for the Real World?
The Kasemans' column presents ways in which we can think about the question, "Does Homeschooling Prepare Kids for the Real World?" and respond.
Publisher's Notes - by Helen Hegener
The Future of Homeschooling
Helen writes about the problem charter schools presents homeschoolers and an effort towards clarification and understanding of the issue.
News & Commentary - by Ann Lahrson Fisher
Bee Wins, Bills and Blurring
Ann reviews Bee wins, bills and blurring.
Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
Critical Thinking 101
Reviewer Rebecca Rupp takes a critical look at thinking, and shares many resources for families who want to learn about logical arguments and analysis.
Homeschooling Books - by Elizabeth McCullough
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Two books looking at how homeschooling changed lives, and an updated reissue of a John Holt classic.
My Word! - by David H. Albert
When examining his varied hobbies and interests, one writer discovers a curious unifying theme.
On the Web - by Ann Zeise
Is online privacy a thing of the distant past? Ann Zeise shares some ideas on how to keep your spam level low and your paranoia in check.
Unschooling - by Sandra Dodd
Books and Saxophones
Forget the times tables ... those poor homeschoolers don't get to participate in marching band! It turns out that they don't need to escape their education, after all.
The Road Less Traveled - by Linda Dobson
No Child Left Out of the Game
Linda Dobson throws a curve ball at the concept of all-inclusive education by pitching her prediction of a new educational scoreboard.