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Response to a father expressing doubts about homeschooling

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Father Coping with Doubts A father wrote to a homeschool magazine (no longer published) expressing doubts about homeschooling. This was my response: We, too, live surrounded by schooled children and went through a lot of what Jim is going through. … Continue reading

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Homeschooling and Paul Tillich quote

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“The fatal pedagogical error is to throw answers, like stones, at the heads of those who have not yet asked the questions.” — Paul Tillich

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Racism Among Homeschoolers

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This is from my files, but in view of the recent decision of the Supreme Court to hear a case involving affirmative action in regards to college admissions, addressing race issues seems timely. Racism Among Homeschoolers: This is in response … Continue reading

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Spanking

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Excellent article covering decades of research tells of the negative impacts of spanking. It ends with a wish for some positive ideas and suggests time outs. Even those, in my opinion, are punishment. We need to teach our children right … Continue reading

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quote

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“We each live — moment to moment — in a world the size of our understanding.” — Guy Finley

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It’s all in the words

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“People will forget what you said; People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” ¯ Maya Angelou Please enjoy this one minute clip…….I really did. Hope you do too.. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Hzgzim5m7oU&vq=medium

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Quote — From Pooh’s Little Instruction Book

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  Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.  

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No Child Left Behind

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I just read an excellent article on NCLB in Newsweek.  It said what we homeschoolers have known all along — schools have to teach-to-the-test and are unable to be creative or offer things like music, art or PE.  Even good … Continue reading

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Welcome

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I have received so many phone calls and emails from parents who ranged from curious to hopeful to desperate  that I was compelled to write this book to help others find out about homeschooling and whether it’s right for them. … Continue reading

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New Articles and Quotes Coming Soon

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I will be posting favorite quotes and more articles on everything from coping with doubts to dyslexia to gun play.  But I welcome your questions and am always happy to answer you personally as well as to post new articles … Continue reading

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