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HEM March-April 2007
March-April 2007

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Zoe with the GPS unit. - by Lori Deihl

Phot by Anna Gorin

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HEM March-April 2007


Table of Contents HEM March-April 2007

Featured articles in the March/April issue of Home Education Magazine include a heartfelt examination of ideas from a homeschooling mom who recognizes that the memories that come from her sons' homeschooling experiences will be important in their later years; while another mom explains how her family uses a GPS unit to try geocaching. There's an article on helping a college-bound homeschooler with the application process, and helpful advice on setting up a weekly park day for homeschoolers. A single homeschool dad shares his fears about homeschooling his children, while a wanna-be homeschooling mother struggles with persuading her husband that homeschooling is the best choice for their family. There's plenty more, including great columns by HEM regulars Linda Dobson, David Albert, and Larry and Susan Kaseman! Inspiring and informative homeschool reading for those long winter days!

Follow the links below to read selections from this issue or purchase your own copy and read everything! To order a subscription contact Home Education Magazine, PO Box 1083, Tonasket WA 98855; 800-236-3278; email. Or use our secure online form. MC/Visa/Disc cards accepted.


Interviews - by Mary Nix - page 36
An Interview Cathy Travis, author of Constitution Translated for Kids
Cathy Travis, author of Constitution Translated for Kids, is interviewed by Mary Nix. The book translates the entire U.S. Constitution with the original 1787 text alongside a translation.


Geocaching: Hometown Treasure Hunting - by Lori Diehl - page 29
Lori Diehl's explains how her family uses a handheld GPS unit to find hidden caches of treasures.

Living with a Homeschool Critic - by R Williams - page 30
R. Williams struggles with persuading her husband that homeschooling is the best choice for their family.

Fear of Failure - by Perry Venson - page 31
Single homeschool dad, Perry Venson, shares his fears about homeschooling his children.

Desperate Homeschoolers - by Leslie Gorin - page 32
Leslie Gorin has the answer for anxious parents who are helping their college-bound homeschoolers with the application process.

Queen of Hearts - by Kris Bordessa - page 34
Kris Bordessa's mother worries that her boys won't enjoy school dances, but Kris knows the memories that come from their own experiences will be just as important.

Confessions of an Imperfect Homeschooler - by Patrice Lewis - page 35
Patrice Lewis finds that competing with "perfect homeschoolers" just doesn't work for her family.


HEM Notebook - - page 3

Letters and Discussions - - page 8


Ask Carol - by Carol Narigon - page 16
Challenges for an ADHD Parent
Discovering the true root of a problem is the first step to fixing it.

Questions & Answers - by Laura Weldon - page 18
How Educational Is the Doggy in the Backyard? and Fitting In
Who will win the battle of competition vs. no competition in academics? Stay tuned! Also, how does a homeschool mom become the mom she wants to be when she's the one who assigns school work

Learning 101 - by Tamra B Orr - page 24
STILL Making a List and Checking it Twice
If you make lists and focus on what your children are doing, you just might get rid of some ill-placed guilt.

Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman - page 26
The Economy, Public Schools, and Homeschooling
This column explores issues currently surrounding public schools and what effect they will have on homeschooling.

News & Commentary - by Valerie Bonham Moon - page 39
Dr. Phil, Testing, Homeschooling Sports, Unschooling
News and Commentary for March-April, 2007 includes articles about Dr. Phil, testing, homeschooling sports, unschooling, and news of homeschooling is increasing around the world, in Canada, Israel, England, Scotland, the Philippines, Australia, and Afghanistan.

Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp - page 42
Knitting: Mittens, Math and More
Wouldn't our great-grandmothers be thrilled to learn that knitting is in; and we find out what Exploratopia is, too!

My Word! - by David H Albert - page 48
Italian architecture offers the guideposts to an education worthy of the name.

Hands-On Learning - by Kathy Ceceri - page 50
Build A Robot Hand
Instructions on how to build a simple cardboard robot hand that uses strings as tendons.

The Homeschool Kitchen - by Christine Gable - page 52
Making the Most of Leftovers
Using those dreaded leftovers can be easy - and tasty - with these simple recipes.

Road Less Traveled - by Linda Dobson - page 58
Keep Your Balance in the Home Stretch
Keep the balance of life and learning even as the school season comes to an end.
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