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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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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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Supplements are the Key!

Supplements are the Key!

I admit it. When I began homeschooling my seventh grade daughter just this year, I was overwhelmed. As a first time homeschooler, I had ordered a curriculum, but workbook after workbook is boring for any child, let alone an adolescent. I can’t count the amount of times I pleaded, begged and cajoled Ashley into...
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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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Unschool Learning

Unschool Learning

By September, every homeschooler in our state has outlined her proposed curriculum and sent it off to the local school district. I never found the forms our school district sent us particularly useful. They provided a planning sheet divided into small boxes, each about two inches by three inches, into which I was supposed...
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