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My Homeschooling Experience: Cultivating a Love of Learning

July 6, 2017

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by Ryan Dalforno, 2017 CHEA Support Network Scholarship Recipient, Homeschooling comes with many advantages, but perhaps greatest out of all of them was the scope and breadth of my education. Because of homeschooling, I received a rigorous and exciting education that instilled in me a lifelong love of learning. Acceleration Most notably, my homeschooling experience […]

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Homeschool Graduates in College ~ From the Professors’ Perspective

January 30, 2017

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by Michelle Curren In my pursuit to encourage homeschooling parents, I thought it would be interesting to get an idea of how homeschool graduates perform in college as experienced by the professors. I made an appeal to professors through Facebook posts, and with the responses that I received I’m going to give you some insight […]

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Thriving at College

November 14, 2016

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Book Review by Karen D. Koch Book by Alex Chediak Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2011 Available at the HSLDA bookstore and Amazon As much as we enjoy homeschooling, one day the kids will complete high school. Then what? Most will head off to college,  jobs,  vocational school, or the military.  All of them will face challenges […]

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Killing Lions

October 18, 2016

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by Luke Vorster, 2016 winner of the $1000 CHEA Support Network Scholarship The Maasai people are a semi-nomadic ethnic group that inhabits parts of Kenya and Tanzania. Like many other African tribes, the Maasai prize physical endurance and proficiency in combat. A fascinating aspect of their culture is the rite of passage that boys must […]

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Fraying Apron Strings? A Homeschool Graduate Reflects

August 16, 2016

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by Elizabeth Armitage, homeschool graduate There exists in this world a rather hilarious TV show titled The Middle. It features a realistically average family of five, the Hecks. Their lives are messy, their relationships are roller coasters, and their house is constantly in disarray. In one episode, their oldest child (Axl Heck) goes off to college, […]

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6 Critical Year-End Tasks

June 24, 2016

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by Karen D. Koch Wrapping up the end of the school year is always a challenge for me. I don’t ever feel as if we’ve done all we could do, but we also need a time to regroup and conclude. Even though we’re dying to do fun and relaxing things when summer comes, I make […]

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The Days Are Long but the Years Are Short

June 2, 2016

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by Karen D. Koch Once upon a time when I had three littles and was busy potty training, teaching shoe tying and pencil-holding and that sort of thing, a homeschool friend with older kids told me, “The days are long, but the years are short.” I was struck by that because the days were exhaustingly long, and […]

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Feeding Your Body & Soul

May 16, 2016

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by Edward Caballero, Teen Convention speaker As a husband, father, and pastor, I have many responsibilities but a limited amount of time. There is only so much I am able to do with my day and week (I am sure most homeschool parents are in the same situation). Because of the busyness of each week, […]

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College prep is more than SAT test

September 25, 2014

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by Susan K. Stewart CHEA Communications Adviser Each one of my children took a different route to a career. My oldest chose not to go to college but rather get technical training specific to her work. The next in line went to college for a while, left for the work world, and has continued to […]

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Preparing for Major Hurdles

August 7, 2013

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by Diane Schachterle Moms and Dads, Are any of you facing a major decision or hurdle regarding homeschooling? Maybe it’s the leap from primary grades to 4th grade with those thicker, hardbound textbooks. Or maybe junior high lies directly ahead with subjects like algebra. Perhaps high school beckons, and you’re wondering how you can possibly […]

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