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Don’t Press the Technicalities Too Early

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Here is a Facebook conversation we recently had with a friend. Debra: I have an 8-year-old and 7-year-old (along with three littles). Both are reading very well. We read aloud a lot and love it. They want to write letters and notes. I am simply noticing a lack of any good spelling. I’m wondering if […]

How do you teach a person to think?

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Dear Laurie, I recently took my 14-year-old stepson out of public school. He’s a mess — he hates school, isn’t learning anything, and doesn’t seem to have a very long attention span. What curriculum can I buy which will teach him how to think? This is a likable young man who does not get into […]

Samuel L. Blumenfeld Died on Monday But He Continues to Speak

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

We were sorry to hear that Samuel L. Blumenfeld died this week. Mr. Blumenfeld is known mainly for two things: 1. His work in encouraging homeschoolers during the very early days of homeschooling. He was a staunch defender of parents’ rights in education and was a pioneer, encouraging the pioneers. He supported homeschooling because “it […]

Early Academic Training Produces Long-Term Harm

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Research reveals negative effects of academic preschools and kindergartens. The author of this article asks, “What has been your experience with early education, as a parent or a teacher? What effects have you seen of early academic training, or, conversely, of experience in traditional play-based preschools and kindergartens?” Let’s read a book instead!

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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Review of a Near-Perfect History Curriculum and Some Help for You

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. A Review of The Mystery of History Volume I and The Mystery of History Volume II by Linda Hobar Audio version of The Mystery of History Volume I and Audio version of The Mystery of History Volume II by Linda Hobar […]

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Friday, May 15th, 2015

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How logical is it to homeschool?

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Question: How logical is it to homeschool my ten-year-old son who has been anxious about school from the time he started kindergarten, and to leave my eight-year-old son in school (he loves school and is at the top of the class)? It seems logical, but is it? Elizabeth B. Whether it is logically consistent depends […]

Are you experiencing homeschool burnout this month?

Monday, February 9th, 2015


”Am I doing enough?” “I lie in bed at night and dread the thought of starting school
 the next day.” “A life of drudgery is not what I envisioned a few short
 months ago.” “It’s such a struggle to get the kids to do anything.” 
 “All my kids do is fight and whine.” The […]

Review of Teaching the Trivium

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. When my husband and I first began considering home education, a dear friend recommended Teaching the Trivium. I remember her telling me not to borrow it, but just purchase my own copy. She told me “Even if you choose not to […]

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