Posts Tagged ‘ socialization ’

Homeschool Boys Book Club

Homeschool Boys Book Club

“Just after lunch, one Monday each month, there is an audible buzz in the children’s room of our local library. The hubbub begins at the door as a group of five enthusiastic homeschooled boys race one another into a much anticipated book club meeting. They are an eclectic group, but the chattering is nonstop...
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The War on Kids

The War on Kids

The trailer for a new film titled The War on Kids includes quotes from longtime homeschooling advocates Patrick Farenga and John Taylor Gatto, and it’s been raising reviewers’ eyebrows across the nation, as evidenced by this paragraph in the Nov. 18th New York Times: “Arranged in sections that range from merely interesting to downright...
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Nov-Dec Issue of HEM

Nov-Dec Issue of HEM

In the November-December issue of Home Education Magazine our featured writers address homeschooling children of different ages, helping children become interested in and respectful of the natural world, learning history by producing a short drama, helping older kids and young adults learn about financial management, using writing contests to encourage kids to write, and...
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Where Do You Want the Sandbox?

Where Do You Want the Sandbox?

“When our kids were younger, Ken and I had a long discussion that really boiled down to this question: Where do you want the sandbox? “It was a serious question. We were already making lots of choices that set us apart, what with home births and extended breast feeding — and now that our...
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Andrew O’Hehir, Part II

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series at Salon.com. To read the first installment, Confessions of a Homeschooler, click here. Home schooling: How we do it By Andrew O’Hehir It all started with the hero of “Cars,” Lightning McQueen. As I wrote in the first installment of this series last month, home...
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