Questions & Answers

Child Protective Services – Q&A May-June 2011

Child Protective Services – Q&A May-June 2011

HEM’s Questions & Answers – May-June 2011 Child Protective Services and Educational Neglect I received a call from our county child protective service saying we had been reported as neglecting our 6 and 9 year old children. I asked exactly what kind of neglect. I was told that it wasn’t physical and that the...
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Peer Pressure from Former Homeschooler – Q&A May-June 2011

Peer Pressure from Former Homeschooler – Q&A May-June 2011

HEM’s Questions & Answers – May-June 2011 Peer Pressure from Former Homeschooler We need serious help dealing with peer pressure. We homeschool largely because our daughter, going on 13, is at the top of her field and currently competing in pre-Olympic trials. Her best friend recently quit both competing and homeschooling to attend school....
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Post-Homeschooling Decisions

Questions & Answers for the March-April issue “In a few months the youngest of my three homeschooled children will be heading off for college. I know it makes me sound like a whiner but I am completely bereft. I found close friends in the homeschooling community and very soon I will no longer belong....
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Developmental Disabilities

Questions & Answers for the March-April issue “I have a 4-year-old son with Down Syndrome. His older siblings have never been in school but I’m losing my confidence when I think about home educating him. This stems partly from the attitudes of professionals in his life (doctors, therapists, preschool teachers) who constantly tell me...
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Balking at Fun Assignments

Balking at Fun Assignments

HEM’s Questions & Answers – November-December 2010 She’s Balking at My Fun Assignments I love planning and organizing the unit studies that have worked so well for our homeschool. But my daughter (almost 12) is balking at completing the assignments I work so hard to make fun for her. She thinks she can manage...
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