Posts Tagged ‘ homeschooled teens ’

Money Smarts for Older Kids

Money Smarts for Older Kids

In the September-October issue of Home Education Magazine, Carron Armstrong shared an article which discussed some of the issues facing parents teaching financial responsibility to younger children, such as whether to offer an allowance, and discussed some resources to make that job a bit easier, like money-oriented games. In the current Nov/Dec issue, Carron...
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Interview with James Marcus Bach

Interview with James Marcus Bach

The Nov-Dec issue features an interview with James Marcus Bach, who writes of being “dedicated to a certain lifestyle of mind. I call it intellectual buccaneering. I call myself a buccaneer-scholar. Just as the original buccaneers would not submit to authority in their pursuit of worldly riches, neither do us modern buccaneers yoke ourselves...
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Where Do You Want the Sandbox?

Where Do You Want the Sandbox?

“When our kids were younger, Ken and I had a long discussion that really boiled down to this question: Where do you want the sandbox? “It was a serious question. We were already making lots of choices that set us apart, what with home births and extended breast feeding — and now that our...
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Teens and Writing

Teens and Writing

As teenagers, our kids seldom did grammar exercises and never wrote reports and term papers. According to some in the educational establishment, they ought to be poor writers. Not so. Both got “A’s” in their college freshmen English classes. Friends now often ask them for help editing assignments. Both enjoy writing and produce credible...
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Ode to a Maternal Teacher

Dear Mom, Do you remember this? A tiny girl sits, a little speck enveloped in the giant, red living room sofa. Tears stream down her chubby little cheeks. “I just can’t read anymore, Mom! It doesn’t make any sense,” I say, dropping the white list of phonetic words on the floor–rat, cat, bat, mat,...
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