Posts Tagged ‘ homeschooling families ’

Interview with Laura Weldon

Interview with Laura Weldon

Our long-time HEM “Questions and Answers” columnist, Laura Grace Weldon, is the author of Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything. She shares research on how we all learn, ways we can connect with others, ideas for helping to create a nurturing community for our children, and insights from homeschoolers around the world. Mary...
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Parents’ Work

Parents’ Work

As parents, we do some of the most important work in the world. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked, even by us parents. It is important that we take time to think about, recognize, acknowledge, keep in mind, and share with others the work that we do and the resulting benefits. Parents’ work is essential...
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Coming Home

Coming Home

I think we may homeschool. The final straw came at Nathan’s parent/teacher conference. When I asked this year’s Math goal, the teacher told me “adding and subtracting to 12.” Nathan’s been adding two-digit numbers and doing basic multiplication for over a year already. The teacher also told me that Nathan seems more mature than...
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A Look at Burnout

A Look at Burnout

With young children, some element of parental fatigue is expected. Endless diapers, interrupted sleep, and relentless crying can quickly lead us to the edge. Even the best need a break. Yet, for many homeschooling moms the pressures of teaching and parenting build more subtly as our children age. When my children were younger, I...
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Controlling Our Time

Controlling Our Time

“Homeschooling gives us control over our time, one of our most precious and limited resources. We have more time to work with because we don’t have to ride school buses, collect endless forms, etc. We can get enough rest, which makes life much easier. We can plan our time in ways that work well...
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