January 23, 2014

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Is My Child Over Socialized?

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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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January 16, 2014

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Wewease the Secwet Weapon!

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by Lindsey Lambert Are you like me, and you do not live in a self-cleaning house? You cannot afford a maid?  Are you having trouble keeping your housework under control while you add teaching school to all the many other jobs you have, like cooking, taxiing, nursing, etc.? Did you know that, as a homeschooling […]

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January 9, 2014

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What is your vision?

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by Susan K. Stewart When I was in teacher training in college, one of my professors said, “The time between Christmas vacation and Easter break was the longest time in the school year, even if Easter is early in the year.” I found that to be true in my home school as well. Weather is […]

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January 2, 2014

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What does God say about education?

Christian Education Manifesto by Israel Wayne (Unless noted, Scripture is from New American Standard Bible.) This document represents a Biblical view of the training and education of children. Since most Christians are unaware of the Biblical instruction on these matters, I have endeavored to lay out the clear direction of Scripture as it relates to […]

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December 27, 2013

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Teach with Babies (and Toddlers) on the Hip?

by Susan Beatty One of the questions I am asked most frequently is “How do you homeschool with a baby and/or toddler?” My first inclination is to answer that with a, “You just do it.” But somehow I don’t think that’s going to be a satisfactory answer for most of you reading this article. In […]

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December 19, 2013

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Where Do Your Gifts Come From?

by Susan K. Stewart Each year, at this time, we lament the commercialism of the Holy Season. But what do most of us (and I mean us, including myself) do about it? We go ahead and purchase to our limit with little caveats that make us feel good. You know what I mean: buying from […]

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November 21, 2013

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Giving Thanks for Grandparents

by Karen D. Koch November is passing quickly, but I’ve noticed a welcome Facebook trend that makes me smile. People are daily giving thanks for meaningful things and people in their lives. It’s been gratifying to see a steady stream of thankfulness on my news feed every day. Even if you or your children aren’t […]

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November 14, 2013

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The Power of Prayer

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by Pam Geib Pray without ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17).  Many years ago in the early days of homeschooling, my children I attended a CHEA Annual Convention at the Disneyland® Hotel. I was blessed to attend workshops given by Emilie Barnes. She revolutionized how I pray. Emilie set before us a model. First she gave us […]

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November 6, 2013

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What is the First Thing That Comes to Mind?

by Jeremy Bratcher, speaker at the Building Your Family’s Spiritual Heritage Symposium November 16, 2013   What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about homeschooling? Hold that thought. Write it down. Now what is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about why you homeschool? Again, write […]

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November 6, 2013

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What is Your Worldview?

by Susan Beatty, speaker at the Building Your Family’s Spiritual Heritage Symposium November 16, 2013 What is your worldview? Is your worldview based on the Bible? What is child training? Do you know what Scripture says about training children? What is education? Why do we educate our children? Your answers to these questions affect your […]

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