Posts Tagged ‘ socialization ’

Homeschool Proms

Homeschool Proms

An article in today’s Chicago Tribune, Home-Schooled Teens Get Prom of Their Own, highlights the event’s “…chance to dance, look dashing, meet peers…” and amongst the typical quotes and statistics was this gem of a quote from Lois Kanter, 17, who called the prom “a magical moment that harkened me back to when I...
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Revelations of a Homeschooling Mom

Revelations of a Homeschooling Mom

One of our all-time favorite and most-requested articles ran in our January-February, 1995 issue. It was titled Revelations of a Homeschooling Mom, by Carol Wanagel, and it provided an eye-opening look at some discoveries Carol made about homeschooling. After more than 15 years, this article still answers many basic homeschool questions: “Thirteen years ago...
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Homeschooling While Unemployed? – Q&A July-August 2010

Homeschooling While Unemployed? – Q&A July-August 2010

HEM’s Questions & Answers for the July-August, 2010 issue: Should We Homeschool While Unemployed? Should we keep on homeschooling? My husband has been out of work for almost five months and I’m working two jobs to make up the difference. We don’t want to put the kids back but in school, they’re doing so...
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Welcome to the Sisterhood

Welcome to the Sisterhood

“I stand at the threshold of an alien subculture-the sorority of homeschool moms. Although I’m pretty sure there’s no secret handshake, there is much for me to learn. You see, I fell into homeschooling overnight, making the decision just days before my son’s first tuition payment was due. Now with one year under my...
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The "S" Word

The "S" Word

“A new acquaintance, this one a mother with grown children, learned that we had homeschooled our kids. Her most burning concern: what about socialization? “Paradoxically, the questioner had just spent an hour plus with our two kids, home for the holidays. Before she had learned about Jeff and Tamara’s backgrounds, she commented about how...
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