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When Learning to Read Isn’t Easy

April 24, 2017

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By Carolyn Forte, Excellence In Education, 34th Annual Convention speaker The top priority of most beginning homeschooling parents of 5 or 6 year-olds is reading. They look online at a dizzying array of reading programs and start asking for advice from friends and online contacts. Sometimes they go to a homeschool convention and look at […]

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Why Homeschool?

March 18, 2017

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by Kristin Murdock Every new school year, you ask yourself the same question: “Why ARE we homeschooling?” Several times a year the question haunts you again (usually when your child experiences a meltdown over uncompleted schoolwork). Then you encounter well-meaning friends, concerned relatives, or even rude strangers who question your motives for homeschooling. From wherever […]

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The Duh–Truth!

March 6, 2017

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by Todd Wilson, Keynote Speaker, 34th Annual CHEA Convention July 13-15, 2017 There are two statements that just beg the response, “Duh.” One is that “men and women are different” and the other is that “homeschooling is hard.” Every time I hear someone say either of these phrases, I just naturally feel the “Duh” response […]

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Writer’s Conference: Homeschoolers Welcome!

February 27, 2017

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by Susan K. Beatty 30% Discount Available for Homeschooled Teens and Young Adults to Get Career Help from Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference Are you a Christian homeschooled teen or young adult who dreams of writing as a career? Do you wonder what it would be like to meet best-selling authors, agents, and publishers in person? […]

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Homeschooler Text-Taking Anxiety

October 10, 2016

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Question Hello! I have an 11 year-old-son who is homeschooled. Everything is going fairly well with his schooling except for his tests. Whenever it is time for a test, he will start to cry and become more and more distraught. He will do things like cry, rip up his test, and display extremely poor behavior […]

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The World is Your Classroom–Field Trip Planning Tips

September 12, 2016

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by JulieBeth Lamb (Editor’s note. This article is aimed at homeschool leaders or those planning field trips for their groups, but has great ideas and reminders for groups or individual families planning field trips.) Hands-on activities and field trips are the best learning tools on any subject. It is good to integrate them into every […]

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Are You a Homeschool Micro-Manager?

August 30, 2016

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By Liz Mallett As a parent, my goal is to raise loving, humble, and functional children. I plan exciting field trips for them. I research the best, most engaging curriculum that I think my boys will enjoy. I spend more time planning their social calendar than I do my own. Educational toys, games, and puzzles […]

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10 Tips to Start the School Year Right

August 1, 2016

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by Karen D. Koch Before you read this, get yourself a cup of tea and take a deep breath. For many of us, the school year is quickly approaching and, if you are like me, you’re wondering, once again, what you have gotten yourself into with this homeschooling thing.  I have just begun my 14th homeschooling year, […]

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When Should My Child Take Pre-Algebra and Geometry?

February 22, 2016

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by Janelle Knutson For many homeschool parents, the upper grades can bring on a wave of anxiety as they try to figure out what they need to teach their child. Math is one of those areas. When is your child ready to move from the foundational math he’s been doing in the elementary years to […]

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What is science?

July 10, 2014

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by Chuck and Pam Geib The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handy work (Psalm 19:1 KJV) What is science? Science is observation. That means we must take the time to observe our envi­ronment around us. We can formulate questions or a hypothesis and then we can set about to prove that […]

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