Homeschooler Seeks Competitive Yoga

Homeschooling an intense 11-year-old has its wry moments. To say our last son at home “enjoys physical activity” would be an understatement. He’s also extremely competitive, and our family works hard to keep competition in a healthy perspective. He spends hours playing soccer, working out, doing gymnastics, dancing capoeira, doing flips at the pool and on the...
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Good Deal on Good Books

Family and Home Network’s executive director Cathy Myers is offering a good deal on good books (I own them all!) for nonprofits. Cathy explains: Our books are not-so-new any more, and that affects sales. But hey – parenting doesn’t change all that fast, and these books still offer lots of great information, support, and...
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Carnival of Children’s Lit Posted

Lissa has posted the Summer Carnival of Children’s Literature over at The Bonny Glen. Those of you who include book reviews on your blogs may be especially interested in her first category, which includes some posts about how the FTC is looking at bloggers who review books and other products when financial or other...
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Homeschoolers College Entrance Seminar Offered

Homeschooling toward college? Plan now to attend the Nov. 11, 2009 Homeschooling and College Entrance Seminar sponsored byThe Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers.The day-long seminar will include sessions on homeschooling the high school years, creating high school transcripts, Q & A with admissions representatives from colleges and universities, financial aid, and community college opportunities for...
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Homeschooled Kids Blogging

I'm launching into blogging again, and this time I'm also launching my 11-year-old son into blogging. A lot of homeschooled kids are blogging.
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Free-Range Kids

Free-Range Kids

Home Education Magazine publisher Helen Hegener shares information about Lenore Skenazy's weblog and book on Free-Range Kids, which explores the concept of how, "Somehow, a whole lot of parents are just convinced that nothing outside the home is safe. At the same time, they're also convinced that their children are helpless to fend for...
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Decisions, Decisions

A discussion of the reasons to homeschool, asking questions such as: How does a person learn to think clearly and effectively and to make reasoned decisions? How do you learn - or teach someone else - to gather enough information about a situation to become familiar with the pros and cons, the advantages and...
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Learning from My Kids

My kids taught me to listen with an open heart, and to see without making judgments. They taught me patience, and perseverance, and persistence , but they also taught me to know when to quit. They taught me that love does not bring conditions with it, but just is, and they made me a...
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Free Range Kids

Lenore Skenazy's "Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry" (2009, Jossey-Bass), is a down-to-earth and common sense book about how to raise confident children by simply saying no to paranoid parenting, and just letting kids be kids, without invoking the harum-scarum fear tactics which have become commonplace...
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The Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning

The Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning understands learner centered democratic education as individuals deciding their own curriculum, and participating in the governance of their school-if they are in one. Some examples of learner centered democratic possibilities are unschooling, Sudbury Valley, Fairhaven, the Albany Free School, and the Beach School in Toronto. In terms...
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