Posts Tagged ‘ reasons to homeschool ’

Homeschooling Dad

Homeschooling Dad

The other morning, Myles, our six-year-old, stood precariously with one foot on a counter stool and the other on the counter’s edge. He was writing on the kitchen calendar with a very determined look. I made a mental note to lower the calendar to kid height, then stepped forward to read his entry. “Do...
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Running Through Walls

Running Through Walls

Marathon runners talk about “hitting the wall.” It happens about 20 miles into the 26-mile race. Despite months or even years of intense training, some runners find their energy and resources depleted just a few miles short of their goal. They cannot feel their legs. Vision blurs. Desire is there, but they think their...
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Star Light, Star Bright

Star Light, Star Bright

The night sky has always fascinated me. Whether lying on the grass in our backyard as a child (up way past bedtime on a starry summer night) or sailing on the ocean (all alone in the cockpit on my night watch), I have always found comfort in looking up to see familiar companions like...
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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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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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