Books

Laura Weldon

Laura Weldon

Our long-time HEM “Questions and Answers” columnist, Laura Grace Weldon, is the author of Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything. Mary Nix interviewed Laura about homeschooling and began by asking what inspired her to write the book, and Laura replied: “There are plenty of answers to that question but I’ll share one. Homeschooling...
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A Matter of Conscience

A Matter of Conscience

Kelly Green is a Canadian/American editor, writer, homeschooling mother and activist, and she believes “…what has happened in England and Sweden in the past year is going to have an impact on education law and civil liberties the world over.” Kelly has been following, assisting, and writing about these situations for some time on...
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Asking Questions, Finding Answers

Asking Questions, Finding Answers

Asking Questions, Finding Answers: A Parent’s Journey through Homeschooling, Tamra Orr’s newly updated and expanded book, is arranged in an engaging question and answer format that provides information and perspective about nearly every imaginable homeschooling issue. Tamra complements her own considerable knowledge and understanding with well-wrought essays by homeschooling parents and teens, whose voices...
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Loving the Library

Loving the Library

Of all possible homeschooling resources – after, of course, such pipe-dream unobtainables as unlimited time and money – next-best is a library card. Kids vary certainly, but there’s no doubt, as Neil Postman said, that a magnificent education can be obtained solely through reading; and even for the reading-resistant, the library has a lot...
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Christmas Books

Christmas Books

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about Linda Dobson’s new web site, Parent at the Helm, and shared her primary question for parents: “Will the majority of your time and energy go elsewhere in the hope that a giant institution is giving your child the best, one-shot at education s/he can get? Or...
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