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We have allowed video games into our home

Friday, March 8th, 2013

How would you answer this — specifically the video game concern she has? ————————- I have always homeschooled our two sons, who are now the ages of 14 and 16. Sadly, I am starting out extremely late in classical education, and I feel there is so much ground to cover. I am writing in hopes […]

Can this homeschool be fixed?

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

I am homeschooling 4 of my 7 children. The oldest that I am schooling just turned 11 and the youngest just turned 6. I am facing a fence that seems too high to climb and there is no gate. I am longing to free myself from workbooks/textbooks, but don’t know how to start. Reading your […]

Contest for Free Books: Short list of books we could not do without — what would you add?

Monday, August 20th, 2012

UPDATE: Here are our winners. All five winners have been contacted by email. Dan T Jaime Renee Julia Anderson Bethany What books are important to have in your own personal library? I’m not referring to curriculum, but to reference books — books you will need no matter which curriculum you use. Here is a short […]

Hypothetical Situation: What Would You Do?

Monday, February 28th, 2011

What if you had an adult child who was addicted to cocaine. What specific things would you do in order to show/practice love to that child? What specific things would you NOT do in order to show/practice love to that child? Mark 10:21 Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One […]

How Would You Answer This — Very Shy 16-Year-Old Daughter

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

We have a 16-year-old daughter who is very shy around people she does not know very well, even if she’s been around them occasionally. She seems content to just keep to herself in group situations, and does not desire to participate in any activity with anyone she is not VERY familiar and comfortable with. She […]

Help! My son is a sore loser!

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

My almost 7yo boy likes to play games. However, if he makes a wrong move, answers wrong, or loses the game, his face is immediately red and the dam breaks with floods of tears. He is an only child, so no siblings to help him with this. I’ve tried lately to play more games with […]

What would you suggest?

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Hi Laurie, On your suggestion, I am reading Penrod to my boys, and I think it hilarious. However, my boys (ages 5, 8, 10, 12) don’t understand a lot of it, and I often encounter French words and even English ones that I have never heard before (and do not know how to pronounce!). I […]

Survey: Ten-Year-Old Boys and Holding Pencils

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

I was wondering what you might suggest as a course of action for a ten-year-old boy who despises handwriting. While I understand that some of this is just the age, I’m not sure if I should continue to require writing and if so, how much. It’s a very tedious process often ending in frustration and […]

How would you answer this?

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

My son currently attends a private Christian school. I, the mother, currently attend graduate school. I work at his school two days a week which covers his tuition (the other three days are at the university where I have a graduate assistantship which covers my tuition). Homeschooling was always of interest to me, and I […]


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