Posts Tagged ‘ homeschooled teens ’

Interview: Cafi Cohen

Interview: Cafi Cohen

Cafi Cohen was Home Education Magazine’s Older Kids’ columnist for three years in the late 1990′s. She and her husband Terry homeschooled their two children, Jeff and Tamara. Her first book, And What About College? (Holt Associates, 1997), was a guidebook for families looking toward college after homeschooling, and she also wrote The Homeschooler’s...
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Curfews and Homeschoolers

Curfews and Homeschoolers

As homeschoolers, we need to be informed about daytime curfews for several reasons. * Although only a few communities have enacted curfews so far, the number is increasing. * Curfews undermine everyone’s basic freedoms. * Our efforts to oppose curfews are much more likely to be effective if we act now, before curfews are...
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College Level Examination Program

College Level Examination Program

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests are a very effective tool homeschoolers can use to solve many problems that legislation-happy folks might think required new laws. CLEP tests can be used to document high school transcripts and diplomas, strengthen applications for college admission and financial aid, convince potential employers and others that a young...
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The “S” Word

The “S” Word

It happened again last weekend. A new acquaintance, this one a mother with grown children, learned that we had homeschooled our kids. Her most burning concern: what about socialization? Paradoxically, the questioner had just spent an hour plus with our two kids, home for the holidays. Before she had learned about Jeff and Tamara’s...
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Teaching Money Smarts

Teaching Money Smarts

In the Sept-Oct, 2009 issue of Home Education Magazine, Carron Armstrong shared an article, Teaching Money Smarts and Financial Responsibility, which discussed some of the issues facing parents trying to teach younger children how to handle money, such as whether or not to offer an allowance, and she discussed some resources to make that...
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