August 7, 2013

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Preparing for Major Hurdles

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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July 30, 2013

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Graduate Looks at “Why Homeschool?”

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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July 23, 2013

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Group Classes: How do you decide?

by Penny Ross George just asked you what would happen if you were to substitute ingredient X in place of chemical Y in today’s experiment. You haven’t a clue–but how do you admit that without sounding hopelessly unqualified to finish leading him through his science book? Meanwhile, Julie is three Shakespeare plays ahead of you […]

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July 16, 2013

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Growing Through Change

by Don Harris Our family has been doing a lot of remodeling and yard projects. I have to keep reminding myself that every project brings us closer to the end—closer to the picture that I had in mind when we first saw our beloved fixer-upper in its dilapidated state. After years of preparing and waiting, […]

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June 18, 2013

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Homeschooling Against All Odds

by Pam Geib Have you ever wondered if you are the only homeschooling family who has problems that seem catastrophic and insurmountable? Have you wondered why no one else ever mentions that they too have problems and how they have overcome them? I have wondered this myself. Having been in a position of leadership, I […]

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June 6, 2013

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Seven Tips for Exhibit Hall Shoppers

by Susan K. Stewart Some homeschoolers attend CHEA Conventions solely to buy curriculum in the Exhibit Hall. The Exhibit Hall can daze even a veteran convention-goer. There are so many bright and shiny new items for sale every year. So it is necessary to enter with a battle plan. A shopping list is an absolute […]

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June 3, 2013

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Brain Drain

by Susan K. Stewart Brain Drain – (n) what happens to most of us when we leave a convention You know the feeling. You arrive the first morning, fresh, ready for all the wonderful and inspiring things that you will learn at the Convention. You leave when the lights go out wondering how you could […]

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May 21, 2013

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Plan Your Next Homeschool Year

by Debbie Feely Hello. I’m Debbie; it’s nice to meet you. Why don’t you get some paper and a pen, and join me in thinking and praying about your plans for teaching your children next year? Let’s Start To begin, what did you enjoy the most about teaching or spending time with your children this […]

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