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Support Without A Support Group

Support Without A Support Group

I frequently get asked by both homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers whether or not we belong to a support group. Coming from non-homeschoolers this usually means: “Do your kids have any contact with other kids?” Coming from homeschoolers this usually means: “Is there a group in the area that I don’t know about that I might...
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Homeschoolers’ Role In Opposing Labeling & Drugging Kids

Homeschoolers’ Role In Opposing Labeling & Drugging Kids

There is wide and growing recognition that terms such as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are highly subjective and can be and have been very destructive to children and their families. Using drugs to treat such children often causes more damage. However, these labels and drugs continue to be used and often promoted by...
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The Truth About Necessary Knowledge

The Truth About Necessary Knowledge

Question: What do our children really need to learn. And by when? There it is. Blowing the doors off my little schoolhouse and nearly obliterating the entire structure. What do they need to learn, and by when? That is the question. No, my kid didn’t necessarily know Daniel Boone and westward expansion yet. But...
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Learning with Libraries

Learning with Libraries

Of all possible homeschooling resources – after, of course, such pipe-dream unobtainables as unlimited time and money – next-best is a library card. Kids vary certainly, but there’s no doubt, as Neil Postman said, that a magnificent education can be obtained solely through reading; and even for the reading-resistant, the library has a lot...
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Spontaneous Science

Spontaneous Science

The myths about science is that it takes lots of equipment and requires special knowledge to “teach”. Then there are those field trips that you have to prepare for… planned outings requiring lunch and money for admission to the museum, zoo, or whatever. Sometimes the obstacles seem insurmountable and science ends up being shoved...
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