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11 Things I Wish Non-Homeschoolers Knew

December 6, 2016

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by Karen D. Koch Over the years friends and strangers have asked about our homeschooling. I am careful about my responses because I don’t want to come across the wrong way, but I’m often shocked at some people’s comments. Once an acquaintance condescendingly asked me how I thought I was remotely qualified to teach kindergarten to my own […]

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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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Making Holidays Meaningful

November 1, 2016

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by Karen D. Koch Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday—probably because of family and food, and the noticeably lower materialistic nature (and hence, stress) of the day.  During the two years I lived overseas back in the 1980s, it was the holiday I missed the most. We made our own Thanksgiving there, but it […]

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Why Get Involved?

August 8, 2016

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By Susan Pineda In this era of endless schooling options vying for our involvement, are private homeschool support groups old fashioned? Nope. They fill needs beyond the scope of schooling options. Private homeschool support groups protect our educational and religious freedoms, offer a broader scope of support, and, through participation, enrich us personally while strengthening […]

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Coping with Criticism

March 7, 2016

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by Karen D. Koch Choosing to homeschool at times can feel as if we’ve placed a target on our forehead and asked people to take shots at us. But we don’t need to cower or always be in defense mode. Our Decision We chose homeschooling a long time ago for many reasons. My husband’s job at […]

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Young people, you are facing opposition

February 27, 2014

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arrows of doubt

A Letter to Young People by David Quine Today you are facing mounting opposition in the United States. It is your faith in one God and your conviction to the truths of the biblical worldview that are putting you at odds with our culture. The secular worldview has our culture in its grip. Just how […]

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What generation gap?

February 6, 2014

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father and son

Much has been written about the “generation gap.” It seems common knowledge that when children become teens, their ability to communicate with their parents becomes distorted. Or is it the parents’ ability to communicate with their teens that becomes distorted? I can never remember which way it is supposed to be. Having had two teens […]

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Is My Child Over Socialized?

January 23, 2014

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linked friends

by Mavis Irwin 2001 CHEA Support Network Award – Most Helpful Anybody who has ever told someone that they homeschool their children, knows that the inevitable question to be asked is: “What about socialization?” You know with that look of horror in their eyes that says only a moron takes their children out of such a utopian […]

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