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CHEA Gears Up for the 34th Annual Convention!

January 21, 2017

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CHEA Con 2017

CHEA 2017 Annual Convention Join us at the 34th Annual CHEA Home Educators Convention July 13, 14, & 15, 2017 at the beautiful Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA. Hotel and Parking information here. Keynote Speakers are Familyman Todd Wilson and actress/homeschool mom Sam Sorbo. Todd Wilson Todd Wilson is a dad, writer, conference speaker, […]

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We Need Each Other

January 2, 2017

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CHEA Con 2017

by J Michael Smith, President of HSLDA As homeschoolers, we need each other. We need to be connected to the lives of others, especially those who have things in common with us. God made us not only to depend upon Him but also to rely on each other. This is especially true when we are […]

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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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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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Most Likely to Make a Million

December 24, 2015

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by Karen D. Koch (I wrote this article nearly five years ago, and amazingly, am now on the cusp of graduating my second child from homeschool/high school and my oldest from college at age 19. It’s been  a crazy journey, but I’m sending courage to those of you who don’t know if you’ll make it. […]

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Tests you won’t find in textbooks

April 3, 2014

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by Mary Schofield I’m often asked questions like, “How can you teach advanced high school courses like Calculus at home?” My usual response is that with the excellent textbooks available today and with easily accessible resources like the library and the Internet, most courses are pretty easy to teach at home. (Of course, I’m not […]

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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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Graduate Looks at “Why Homeschool?”

July 30, 2013

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by Joshua Tey 2013 winner of the CHEA Support Network $1,000 Scholarship In an age where education often headlines the news with billions spent and a multitude of programs, why homeschool? As homeschoolers, we often discuss the benefits of staying at home, from protection against worldly influences to better grades. While valid reasons, none of […]

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