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In the News

Soybeans; What’s New and Beneficial About Soybeans

With my recent studies on a healthy lifestyle and eating for optimal health, I have had a transition to become a Ovo-Lacto vegetarian. I have been doing tons of research about protein, vegetarianism, soybeans, eating of God's bountiful earth pre-flood etc. And when I came across this article about soybeans I figured it would be a

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Webcast – Spreading The Homeschool Message

 

 

 

 

I just got this email this morning, so I thought I would post it right away. Hopefully some of you will be able to take advantage of thiswebcast TODAY!

 

Like to share homeschooling with others? Join Melanie Hexter for "Spreading the Home Webcast – Spreading The Homeschool Message

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Mandatory Kindergarten (CA) Bill Delayed

Mandatory Kindergarten??

 

Please be prepared to take action against AB 2203. HSLDA President Mike Smith has been an advocate of homeschooling for more than 30 years. Read more >>

From: Roy Hanson—Family Protection Ministries and Mike Smith—HSLDA

Bill: AB 2203 (as introduced 2/23/12)—5-Year-Old Compulsory Education

Author:

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Oppose Expansion of Government Control over Education

Oppose Expansion of Government Control over Education

Act now to oppose AB 2203. HSLDA President Mike Smith has been an advocate of homeschooling for more than 30 years. Read more >> From: Roy Hanson’s Family Protection Ministries and Mike Smith’s HSLDA   Bill: AB 2203 (as

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TV Series Mocks Christians, Undermines Liberty

ABC-TV has decided that it can take direct aim at Christians with what amounts to hate speech. This is the premise of its new program GCB (which stands for Good Christian B*****es). We need to fight back.

This program ridicules Christians, Christianity, the Bible, and Christian symbols in ways that would be unthinkable if aimed

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Homeschooler Buyers Co-op

So I realized there are many homeschoolers who have not heard of Homeschool Buyers Co-op. Just in my small Park Day group only a couple of us have ever heard of this web site. So I figured I have thousands of readers and there has to be many of you who have not heard of it

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HSLDA High School Teacher Training Programs

This post is really only for those living in the Virginia area or who really want to travel to Virginia. It is also for those who have or are approaching High School time. HSLDA (which you should all be a member

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Let’s Play

I am sure that most of my readers read the article put out by CurrClick about Play. I thought it was such a great article, that I wanted to re-post it for those who may have

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Does Nagging Work?

I was many years into parenting before I realized that the most powerful tool in my toolbox, masterful nagging, did not work.

I would remind, leave notes, cajole, tease, nag and harangue. Guess what? It didn't matter a bit.

In fact, they acquired an uncanny ability to tune me out. The more animated

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Teaching Writing in a Text-Message World

Writing is not going away.

In fact, writing is on the uptick!

A case can be made that writing is becoming our culture's dominant form of communication.   Email, text messages, tweets, and blog entries are all done in writing. Even on our electronic phones we do more texting than talking.

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Eisenhower Park

One of my favorite things to do is to go on hikes, have the kids wade in streams and look for all sorts of different type of animals, draw in their nature journal and just have some good old fashion fun without all the play equipment. However, here in Orange County, California, most of the

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Encouraging Kids Along the Path to Learning

The words path to learning offer us a great word picture. Word pictures (metaphors) can help us visualize and grab hold of a big concept and a deep meaning.

The word "education" is not a word picture. While the word "education" has plenty of meaning, it's hard to picture. And the word itself may

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HSLDA sponsoring One Nation Under God event

Our nation was founded on Biblical principles, but we have lost sight of this in today�s culture. That is why we are calling all Christians to join together on November 12, 2011 to host the One Nation Under God Event in homes and churches across America.

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How to Keep a Strong Voice for Homeschooling in Sacramento

Most of you are probably saying where is NutBugs Heart of Dakota Weekly Update this week. Well, Our schedule is that we school for 5 weeks on and then we take a week off. This allows us MANY breaks through out

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California Homeschoolers

I am not sure if all of you have seen this from HSLDA or not, so I thought I would re-post it here. This is from the President HSLDA, Michael Smith.

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Great News In California!

AB 717 is a huge step toward restoring constitutional principles.

From: Family Protection Ministries and

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Affidavit Time

It's time once again to file the Private School Affidavit (PSA) online between October 1-15 for us California Homeschoolers. The private school affidavit is now available online

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Cheap Theater Tickets

Ok, so how many of you like to go see a musical or a play or some sort of concert, raise your hand. Yea, me too. But how many of you do not go at all or as often as you like because of the price? My hand is up too!

I was told about

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Educating Children with Dyslexia

I know a lot of my readers have struggling children with Dyslexia. I have a friend who just found out why she has been struggling with her child in homeschooling him. She is currently struggling in this area too with her son. As most of you know I am fond of most of  Rod

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Am I Sheltering My Child Too Much?

Did you all see the article by Gena Suarez that Old School House sent out a few weeks ago. I loved it and thought I would post it here for those who did not get it.

Do you "shelter"

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Response to Alarming Recommendations by Miami-Dade County Grand Jury

I just received an email from HSLDA in regards to this. I know that this does not affect me now, but in the future this could affect thosse of us in California too. And to my friends and readers who live in Florida, I am sure you are well aware of what is going on.

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Dream-Driven Kids…Why They Succeed

When you were young, did you tell your parents (or anyone) your dreams?

Maybe you yearned to be the fastest runner in the world? Or write books? Be a rock star? An artist? Olympic skater? A mom?

We tend to protect our dreams, so we don't always say them out loud. We don't

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The Importance of Good Pencil Posture

Learning and reading involve many skills. As children move beyond the pre-school years, parents

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HSLDA Members and Friends:

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

You know that HSLDA’s free e-lert service brings the latest news to your inbox.

But when you want in-depth analysis of issues that affect your family’s freedom to homeschool, HSLDA’s bimonthly magazine, The Home School Court

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Who Is Your Child?

By Virginia Vagt

Children are all so different. We're with our children a lot. So we think we know them. And we do know a lot about them.

But the pace of our lives takes time away from our ability to make observations and reflect on the patterns we see. Don't we often

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Gleaning Opportunity

Ok, so if you all live in the Orange County area of Southern California, then I have an opportunity for you and your family. Tanka Farms, down here by me, is making available gleaning opportunities for you and your family. This is a great way to teach our kids about doing for others as well

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Right to Reasonably Resist Unlawful Police Entry Struck Down

For those of you who do not have HSLDA, I had to re-post this article from HSLDA. This is the big "WHY" if you have not spent the $100 a year for this wonderful service this is the why you need to  beg or borrow the $100 to get it. By the way, they are

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’19 Free Gifts’

Have you heard about the '19 Free Gifts' Promotion from our friends at The Old Schoolhouse Magazine?

Subscribe to TOS (or renew your two-year subscription) and in addition to a great magazine, you'll receive 19 free gifts, including…

> a Vocabulary Madness Puzzle Booklet from Shurley English > Building

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HSLDA Information Regarding the Election

 

 

Co-hosted by CHEA of California and HSLDA In cooperation with the Nevada Homeschool Network and Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network

Santa Clara, California April 7–9, 2011 Thursday through Saturday

Presidential forum and straw poll at the Pacific Homeschool SuperConference!

Dear Friends:

Would you like to impact the

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Project Play

 

 

Did you know?

Since 1980, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for children ages 2 – 5 and more than tripled for children ages 6 – 11. Between 1981 and 1997, free playtime among 6 to 8 year olds dropped 25%

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The Race

I didn’t have to go. He had already caught a ride with friends early in the morning while we slept. But I didn’t want my first-born child to think his mother never came to anything because she had so many little ones to tow along with her. So I loaded the car with his five

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6-Year-Old Hauled to Psych Ward Despite Parent’s Wishes

                                                                               Stock Photo According to this article at Today.com

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Outsourcing Life

When a builder builds a house, he subcontracts much of the work. The carpenter has a job; the plumber puts in the pipes. Together, they collaborate to create something useful and hopefully well-constructed.

Parents sometimes subcontract some of their jobs. We have the schools teach our children and the churches instill them with values.

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Simple New Year, Simple Fresh Start

New Year and change go together. We make New Year resolutions to promise ourselves change. We want to insure that this year will be different, fresh, and more workable.

Homeschool families feel the same way. We want to insure that daily life will be different, fresh and more workable in the New Year. The

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CHEA Newsletter & Free Devotional

For those of you who live in Southern California like myself, you are probably very aware of CHEA and may even be a member. I get regular newsletter from them and I enjoy the articles. Sometimes that will even spur me to start a topic on my blog. However, yesterday at my homeschool park day one

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Following the Rules

I was going to write an article about how you have a new year upon us and how we should start the new year with preparedness in homeschooling by joining HSLDA. Then I came across this wonderful article by Homeschool Inc. and I decided to repost it here instead. I could have not written it

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Celebrate Cerebrodiversity!

Men are from _______ , Women are from _______ . That boy just can't sit _______. Are you _______ to me? Keep your _______ on the board, young lady.

Venus, Mars, still, listening, eyes. Each of these phrases represents a concept in education and brain research called cerebrodiversity. It's the recognition that each of our

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New Year – New Vision

New Year's resolutions are fleeting things, leaving our minds with the next distraction. Rather than making resolutions, seek renewal. Renewal of yourself, physically, mentally and emotionally – and renewal of your approach and attitude.

Here are a few ideas to consider as we approach 2011:

1. Worry less. How many things we worry

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Getting a Break?

Do you dread the holidays? Just between you and me, I often do. But holidays and vacations matter. They matter to our minds. Why is that?

On the one hand, every mom on earth knows that holidays do not mean fewer tasks – just different ones. And holidays don't promise more sleep –

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Smart Kids Who Hate to Write

 My son absolutely HATES to write. I am an eclectic Charlotte Masoner, but all the writing that she has a child do just does not sit well with my son. You see he can re-tell a story almost word for word and he can make up a great 4+ sentence story too. BUT ask him

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Give While You Shop: Clicks for Homeschooling

Here’s a great way to help homeschoolers any time you shop online: purchase materials from a company that gives to the Home School Foundation. All you have to do is go to Clicks for Homeschooling and click on the link to

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HSLDA: A Time for Thanksgiving

 

HSLDA posting:

A Time for Thanksgiving  

  Vol. 101, Prg. 1-5 November 15-19, 2010  

Whether your kids are 5 or 15, you can have fun learning more about the history of Thanksgiving with them. On this week’s

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Colleges Now Required to Determine “Validity” of High School Diplomas

Colleges Now Required to Determine “Validity” of High School Diplomas   FAFSA Form: Which Box to Check?

In the past, some parents were advised to choose “high Colleges Now Required to Determine “Validity” of High School Diplomas

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Halloween Origins: What Are The Different Names?

Although Halloween origins began with the Celtic druids over 2,000 years ago, the seasonal practices are observed in many countries. Halloween falls within the Fall Equinox that starts from September 23 through November 4 approximately. This time period is celebrated in all cultures and is also known as:

Alban Elfed Autumn Equinox Fall Solstice Cornucopia

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What is the History of Halloween: A Christian Perspective?

When we consider the history of Halloween (a Christian perspective), it may seem as if the modern holiday has gotten out of hand. After all, doesn’t Halloween glorify evil? Is it right to send our children out as devils and

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National Housewife Day

When is this wonderful holiday. Well it is always on November 3rd.

Housewife Day recognizes the importance of stay at home wives and moms. Also referred to as "Retro" Housewife Day. These wonderful, caring creatures, build and enrich strong family environments. They help to instill family values and good character.

Housewife is an old term. It

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How Do God’s Ten Commandments Apply Today?

Many people today feel that God's Ten Commandments are no longer valid because they do not apply to our current society. They look to the Ten Commandments as being outdated and full of inflammatory language which doesn't sit well with our politically-correct viewpoint. The Ten Commandments are also considered by many people to have been

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We Did it…Christmas is Back

You did it! There's no question that your taking time to get involved has influenced Dominion Services and Richmond, Virginia, parade organizers to reverse an earlier decision to replace "Christmas" with "holiday."

Late yesterday afternoon, after thousands of emails and hundreds of phone calls to Dominion, parade organizers posted a statement on their website stating,

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City bans ‘Christmas’ in favor of ‘holiday’ parade – War against Christmas starting already

The city of Richmond, Virginia, has turned coward because the new sponsor of its annual parade wants to ban the word "Christmas."

When Dominion, an energy company, took over sponsorship of the parade, it told the city it no longer wanted to use "Christmas" as part of the parade name. Instead, Dominion said it will

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Questions on God?????

I found a great web site that has been such a wonderful source of information I had to share it with all my readers. It is called "All About God" and they deal with some real simple questions all the way down to some extremely tough ones too. Sexuality, Showing How God Is Real Scientifically,

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Work…Homeschool???

I had to repost this article I just got in my email box a couple days ago. I have several friends who are thinking of going back to work and giving up on homeschooling. So I when I saw this article I thought I had to share it with everyone. Enjoy!

Kristin

 

Years ago,

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Surprising Changes in DMV Policy

In the state of California, parents have not been authorized to teach driver education and driver training. Any parent wanting their child to obtain a driving permit needed to have him or her complete a driver education/driver training course through a public or private Surprising Changes in DMV Policy

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Planners, Planners and Even More Planners

Planner, Planners everywhere…for Free!

One of the best known sites with a huge variety is DonnaYoung.org . You can find just about every form imaginable for homeschoolers and the site is extremely easy to navigate through. There you will find some handwriting sheets, nature study forms, planning sheets, journal sheets, household forms, calendars, timeline forms, schedules for

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Homeschooling Breeds Precocious Cats

I absolutly loved this article from Heart of the matter.

 

When my oldest daughter, Meghan, was four years old, we discovered that she was allergic to cats (and grass and dust). Uh oh. We were very attached to our feline lap warmer and just couldn’t see giving

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NERTZ! A Fun Family Game

 

Ok, I got this article form heart of the Matter and it is all about games. I found this game to be very interesting and thought I would post if for those who do not get their newsletter.  i plan on trying this game myself. have any of you ever

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Old Schoolhouse CONTEST

 

The Adventure Begins . . . Giveaway!

The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine and Amanda Bennett Unit Studies have teamed up to celebrate the successful launch of Download N Go™ with a Sweet Treat Prize Package in

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Visit HSLDA

Visit HSLDA at the 27th Annual Christian Home Educators of California Convention

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

The 27th Annual Christian Home Educators of California Convention is coming to your area July 16–18. This event will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101.

HSLDA will host a

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Free Movies from Regal Movies

I am sure there are several of my readers that already know about the free movies from Regal Entertainment Group during the summer months, but then again, there are some who don't. So I am here to educate you about the few things in this world that are truly FREE!

Regal Entertainment

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To Grade or Not to Grade

That is the question. Do you give grades in your home school? There are pros and cons. Not giving grades supports a more natural approach to learning. Is your child engaged, involved and learning? If you choose to assess learning

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Ohio Superintendent Makes Up Law

Superintendent Makes Up Law  

Homeschool families in the Shelby County school district recently received a letter from the local superintendent’s office reminding them of Ohio’s legal requirements for homeschooling, which included a copy of the district’s notice of intent form.

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California Surprising Changes in DMV Policy

Surprising Changes in DMV Policy

In the state of California, parents have not been authorized to teach driver education and driver training. Any parent wanting their child to obtain a driving permit needed to have him or her complete a driver education/driver training course through a public or private California Surprising Changes in DMV Policy

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This Interview Brought to You by…

I love to ask my kids questions. You can learn a lot that way! Yes, I ask the traditional, "How was your day?" when an older child comes home from work, or from community college, or from a visit. But I also

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Used or New?

Most, if not all, homeschoolers wrestle with the decision of purchasing new or used education materials. As we've traveled to conferences, we've noticed that many of you first frequent the used book sales and then look to purchase new materials to match the editions you've found at the sale. In many instances, combining used

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Mom’s Sick Day

What happens when mom/teacher is under-the electric-blanket-set-on-10-and-shivering sick? If you have a substitute teacher to call (like grandma or a great friend), consider yourself lucky! You can "enjoy" a guilt-free day. But what if you don't have reinforcements to muster?       Your sick day might not look like a regular Mom’s Sick Day

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How do you cook? Bet you teach that same way!

Do you rarely follow a recipe as written? Maybe you throw out the recipe altogether and start from scratch? When you teach, you probably write your own curriculum or take what you have and change it. We bet you shape

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Parental Rights.com

As ParentalRights.com announced last week, Senator Jim DeMint on Tuesday introduced S.R. 519, a resolution urging the President not to deliver the Convention on the Rights of the Child to the Senate for its advice and consent. Now it is time to make phone calls. We need 34 co-sponsors of S.R. 519 in

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Take a Walk with Your Camera!

Spring is a wonderful time of year to enjoy the outdoors after being inside most of the winter. Why not take your camera (and students) on a walk? You could use this as an art activity.      Next time you go for a walk or run errands, take the camera. Record your visit. What catches your

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Homeschool Leaders Go To Washington

Homeschool Leaders Go To Washington

Will Estrada Director of Federal Relations

May 11, 2010

Eighty-three homeschool leaders spent three days in the Washington, D.C. area in April, lobbying members of Congress. These homeschool leaders represented homeschool organizations from 37 states and Puerto Rico, and came to the district as part of HSLDA’s National Homeschool

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Teaching While Handling a Crisis

When we start to homeschool, we picture that we will teach our kids during "the best of times." We picture our children reading around a cozy kitchen table, on a porch, or in comfy chairs. We expect

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Spring Organization

Surrounded by homeschool paraphernalia? Containing the inevitable clutter will help you save time, energy and money (if you have to replace things you cannot find). Here are some tips to help you manage your school materials. Books: Keep books you currently use

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New Protocol for UN Children’s Treaty

I recieved this email from Mike Farris from ParentalRights.org and thought that it was worthy enough to repost here on my blog. Please read through it and discuss it within your own homeschool groups and see what

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Cow’s Tail

My family and I subscribe to "God's World News" and have enjoyed reading their magazine for sometime now. They have magnificent and interesting articles for the kids to Cow’s Tail

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Encouragement Along the Way

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may

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Spark Their Reading Interest

If getting your child to read is like pulling teeth, try one of these reading games to spark their

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Children Already Know How to Be Children

Ever think of it this way: Children already know how to be children! What they need to learn is how to be grownups. Overall…it takes grownups to teach them. Healthy and helpful socialization isn't something a child catches, like the flu. It's a process whereby someone intentionally teaches a child social rules, etiquette, morals, values,

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Focus/Attention Processing Dysfunction Characteristics

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Deschool Before Returning to School

"Deschooling" is taking a little time to get the "school" out of your child's (and your) system. A break from anything "schooly" gives children the time and space to explore their own interests and settle into a less structured lifestyle.

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Moms and Their Many Hats

Motherhood equals a Woman of many hats. I don’t mean those crazy big church going hats that are all fancy like. I mean hats that are sometimes messy. Hats that are not in the literal sense at all. These hats are the actual roles given to us to play. As a mother I can be

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Home Schooling and Community Service

I am the daughter of a home health nurse who worked in one of the poorest counties in our state. Whenever my brother and I were out of school (either we students had a holiday, it was the weekend or summer

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What’s That Noise? TV and Sex

We have a TV in our house. Our rabbit ears pull in ABC and PBS only. That's enough for me to watch "Antiques Roadshow" and local news. We do not watch other programs on ABC, which I fondly refer to as "the sleaze channel."

How would I know ABC is so much sleaze?

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Making Rock Candy Crytals

I’ve priced those crystal growing kits and WOW they’re expensive. So I searched online for a homemade alternative. After getting together all of the chemicals, we were ready to go.

One. Two. Three times we tried to grow these chemical crystals and nothing happened. (and I must say that the ammonia smell stayed in

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Encouraging the Reluctant Writer

Isn’t it amazing how different each of our children can be? As homeschoolers, we get to witness this first hand as we work with our students at home. Out of four children, I have one who can hardly wait to get started and could write pages upon pages of information or

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Learning Styles of Children

For as long as I live, I will never cease to be amazed at how so many different looking children can come from the same two parents.

My husband and I have five children – five very distinctly different looking children. The oldest is very Italian looking, like his father. He has very straight black

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Homemade Board Games

 

More than likely your home has quite a few board games. You may even have frequent family game nights.

But how about making your own homemade board games?

Your children can design the game , create it, and then play it! Here are some steps, but they

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Genetics and Ability

I read this articel and I had to re-post it here to share with all of you. Most of us at one time or another have thought that we can not homeschool through

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Online Learning – Yes or No?

Online education resources can play an important primary or secondary role in your children's education. They may be a great choice if you'd like to spend less time planning or have specific learning goals that you'd like to achieve. Points to consider when choosing a course: 1. Where do the courses come from? Is it a reliable source?

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Picture Show Theater

I have the best place for the best price in a family night out. Ok, it may not be a huge movie screen of SOME of the AMC type theaters, but it is clean, the popcorn tastes the same, the soda is bubbly, the movie sounds and looks the same and you get to see it for

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The History of APRONS

The History of  'APRONS'   I don't think our kids Know what an apron is. The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses

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Laugh For the Day

We all need to laugh once in a while. Got 1 minute? I got a great little laugh for you. Do you all remember Abbot and Costello? They were so greatin thier day! This is a really cute video that is pure and clean. Now I have never heard of the car they refer to,

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Portfolios Tell Your Child’s School History

I read this article on portfolios by Homeschool inc. and I thought I would post what they said and add a few of my ideas to it.

Need a creative way to describe your student's year? Try creating a

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The Harms of Homeschooling? Where Are the Premises?

 

 

Before you read this article I have to put my two cents in about this. I think no matter what side you are on, it does not matter whether you agree or

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Praying and Learning about Haiti

The horrific news from Haiti has filled your living room. News reports a unimaginable death toll between 100,000 to 200,000 people. 3 million people were affected. Nearly the entire capital city of Port-au-Prince is devastated and covered in rubble. Is it too late to help? The initial media-enthusiasm is waning, yet millions of people in

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What is metamorphosis?

Most all of us learned that extremely long word in or around the 4th grade, long before it could roll off our tongues easily and certainly before we could understand the complexity of what it is that we call metamorphosis.

In fact, it is my belief, no not my belief, I

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Learning Staircases

     Help learning happen by building a "learning staircase" for your child. After you've defined the concept to be taught, break the lesson into small steps – start on the bottom one and keep going! First, set the goal you want your child to achieve. Then, set reasonable expectations for each day's accomplishments. If your

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How a Pet Can Teach your Homeschool

Six Things a Homeschool Family Can Learn from their Dog

1. Just Because…you take a nap,doesn't make you worthless. 2. Just Because…the newspaper is in your neighbor's driveway doesn't mean you can't read the headlines. 3. Just

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Porthole Perspective?!?

Porthole Perspective?!? On a ship, sailors can look out at the ocean through a porthole. But this doesn't give them much viewing area! In fact, all they can see is what's in front of them. Have you been seeing your life, your homeschool, from a porthole perspective?      When we only see the problems and

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Homeschooling Report Dispels Many Education Myths

I read this article from the Dakota Voiceyesterday. It was all about the superior academic performance of homeschooled students. People are always concerned that homeschooled kids can be out of touch and not socialized and

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Court Ordering a 10-year Old Girl From Homeschooling Into a Public School.

Yea, you read the title correctly. Judge Orders Homeschooler into Public School for Being Too Religious. Now wait till you Court Ordering a 10-year Old Girl From Homeschooling Into a Public School.

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A New School Year

Well, it is that time of year once more. And here we are some of us homeschoolers scurrying and trying to get everything put together and others all done and ready to go. So I thought after talking with a few friends and they were asking me how I do my year, that I would

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VBS

Ahh, it is that time of year once more. VBS time. My kids have already been to one VBS this year at another church. VBS is not about getting rid of the kids for a half of a day, but about reaching out to your kids un-churched friends and the un-churched community around us. VBS

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Do parents have right to educate?

Here was a good article that I came across the other day By Heather Duncan, community@knoxnews.com. I think it will get all homeschoolers as well as parents in general to rethink about parental rights.

A crucial question will soon face parents if present United Nations initiatives gain acceptance in the United States:

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