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Labeled Learners

Labeled Learners

Home education is a wonderful opportunity for children who may have a learning disability or those who learn differently. We all know the story of Thomas Alva Edison being labeled as “addled” in school and that his furious Mother removed him from that scenario and home-taught him. She didn’t think he was addled at...
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Homeschooling Book of Answers

Homeschooling Book of Answers

The Homeschooling Book of Answers is a truly inspired response to today’s growing demand for information about homeschooling. Don’t judge this book by its cover, or you’ll miss a real treasure. There’s a picture on the front and back covers of a notepad, with no less than seven pencils, and the subtitle “The 88...
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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

One day last spring, when my children went out to play, they discovered wildflowers growing in the alley next to our home. A short while later, they ran in breathlessly and announced that they were going to have a flower sale. My immediate thought was that no one would want to pay money for...
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The Eclectic Heretic Homeschooler

The Eclectic Heretic Homeschooler

I read with great interest the article in a recent Home Education Magazine defending unschooling to structured schoolers. In my neck of the woods, the shoe seems to be permanently on the other foot. I can’t count the times I’ve heard my fellow homeschoolers, most of whom unschool, utter conventional proverbs such as, “When...
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User Friendly Homeschooling Records

User Friendly Homeschooling Records

For both new and experienced homeschoolers, questions arise such as: Should we keep records, and if so, how? Is record keeping worth the time and the effort it requires? Can records increase our children’s self-confidence and our family’s confidence in homeschooling? Will keeping records make our home more like a conventional school than we...
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