Category: Home School Curriculum

Should Home School Parents Accept Money From the Department of Education?

Home School education is becoming more and more acceptable around the United States. While it is understandably a bit controversial, the Federal Government is finally taking notice. In fact, the new U.S Secretary of Education Betsy Devos recently held a private meeting with the HSLDA. This private meeting was the first of its kind in…

Last Day of Public School

Today is the last day of public school. The summer will begin and children will be enrolled in their summer camps and have a good chance of enjoying their summer. For my homeschooled family, there will be another 2 weeks of school. Unfortunately with 4 children, sickness has truly rocked our school year; that and…

The Difference Between Parent and Indentured Servant

  Are Parents nothing more than indentured servants at the beck and call of our children. As a father of 4, I watch my children react differently to me than their mother. My wife is an RN, this means she works really hard. Her twelve hour days are unfortunately nothing more than striving to complete…

Teaching Children Lifelong Lasting Values

When my wife and I were considering having children, one of the prevailing concerns was the education aspect. Would we be sending our children to public school? I grew up in MS and remember the difficulty I faced in growing up in the school system. There were never enough teachers to go around, there were…

Are You A Qualified for Home Educator?

  Are you qualified to be a home educator? There seems to be a big misconception involving who is and who is not qualified to home educate their children. I am a big advocate for home education. In fact, if I can teach my children to walk, use the potty, and eat properly I feel…

Should Homeschoolers Take a Summer Break

We all know how difficult schooling becomes closer to summer break. Parents are tired and students are difficult to motivate. Instead of staring at the calendar and counting down the days, we watch the clock and count down the hours and then the minutes. Obviously everyone is ready for a break, but an inevitable problem…

Homeschooling Multiple Grade Levels at Once

If the concept of homeschooling was not hard enough, it is quite a bit more difficult when homeschooling multiple grade levels at once. Our home is occupied by 2 adults and 4 young children ranging from 3 to 10 years of age. While our 3 year old is not officially “homeschooled,” she is learning and…

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