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God Works Through Who We Are and How We Live

Each of the talks I attended at our homeschooling conference this year had the same message:  You can only pass on to your children what is already an integral part of you.  If you talk about something you don’t believe or do, they will not listen to what you say. Or, as keynote speaker Steve […]

Homeschooling Methods and Content Based Learning, Part 2

One of our duties as homeschooling parents is to teach our children the knowledge base common to our culture to equip them to participate effectively in its conversations.  In Part 1 of Homeschooling Methods and Content Based Learning, I discussed this concept, what it means in everyday life, and how homeschooling methods can affect how […]

Homeschooling Methods and Content Based Learning, Part 1

Imagine trying to follow any significant modern conversation, whether in person, online, or in print, without sharing a common knowledge base.  Imagine how lost you would often feel if you did not know anything at all about fairy tales, the Civil War, John F. Kennedy, the cell, Queen Victoria, Greek mythology, E=mc2, Buddhism, apartheid, the […]

Review: Career Exploration by Vicki Tillman

As homeschooling parents of teens we are not only teachers; we are also guidance counsellors.  This is enough to frighten many parents but there are resources that make it easier. One of them is Vicki Tillman’s Career Exploration, a workbook that explores many aspects of a teen’s aptitudes, interests, and passions and helps translate them […]

Review: Smart but Scattered Teens by Guare, Dawson, and Guare

Perhaps you have one of them, a teen who is bright but just can’t seem to get things together.  Sometimes I suspect most of us, parents and teens, are scattered in one way or another.  But some struggle in a deeper way with executive skills, ‘the functions of our brains and thought processes that help […]

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