January 21, 2017

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CHEA Gears Up for the 34th Annual Convention!

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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January 12, 2017

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Do-It-Yourself Homeschooling?

by Sarah Schofield I am a loner by nature. Or, as I like to call it, extremely independent. I assume that I can do most things by myself, without the aid of others. It’s not that I don’t like hanging around with my peers or that I am hostile to any outside influence, it’s just […]

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January 7, 2017

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5 Things I’ll Do Better in 2017

by Karen D. Koch Last spring I completed homeschooling six consecutive years of high school. My two oldest overlapped two of their high school years. With driver’s ed, PSAT, SAT, college decisions, dual credit, jobs, work permits, tax forms, financial aid forms, scholarship and college applications, and graduation planning for much of that time, I […]

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January 2, 2017

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We Need Each Other

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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December 26, 2016

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New Year’s Test for Self-Evaluation

arrows of doubt

We are re-publishing this popular post from last year. This list has been an encouragement to me every year since I clipped this from my church newsletter back in 1986! Blessings from CHEA and wishes for a wonderful 2017. While I was in college back in the dark ages of 1986, I regularly received my home […]

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December 6, 2016

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11 Things I Wish Non-Homeschoolers Knew

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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November 28, 2016

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Grit. Do You Have It? Do Your Kids?

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth Scribner, 2016 Reviewed by Karen D. Koch Grit. What is it? Do I have it? Do my children have it? If not, how does one get grit? Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance is a fascinating read that I believe homeschool parents will find useful, […]

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November 21, 2016

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What I’ve Learned So Far

by Sarah Schofield If there’s one thing that homeschooling has taught me it is that I don’t know anything. I’ll explain. I went into this adventure with the idea that I would be lavishing all of my knowledge and wisdom upon my children and they would be grateful recipients of all this wonderful teaching. How […]

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November 14, 2016

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Thriving at College

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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November 8, 2016

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4 Myths of Teaching Writing

By Andrew Pudewa Myth a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon. a widely held but false belief or idea. It is the second definition we refer to here, of course. So here they are: Myth #1: Writing is an inborn talent—you’re born with […]

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