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“If you leave church, how will you fellowship?”

When a person decides to leave a group, any group, the general response from those left behind is to pressure the dissenter into staying. And the most powerful argument tends to be along these lines: “But how will you interact with other … Continue reading

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None of Our Children Attended Harvard

“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition.” Colossians 2:8 We successfully homeschooled four kids. They’re all decent adults, capable of thinking for themselves, independently minded, cognizant that nothing in … Continue reading

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Thinking Christians: Let’s Be Those People

My four children were all homeschooled, which means that they hear, as adults, sentences like this a lot: “Oh, you must have been homeschooled. You’re such an overachiever.” “You try too hard. You must have been homeschooled.” “Why are you … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Child Life’s Biggest Lesson

My mother did not homeschool me, but like most parents, she was a child’s first and best teacher, and throughout my public school education she filled in many, many gaps. Because of her, I know when to use “him and … Continue reading

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Homeschooling and the Kitchen Wonderland

Years ago, we built our house, literally. Before we could start that project, however, we finished renovating the barn — yes, I raised my kids in a barn, at least for two years — which we lived in while we … Continue reading

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Too Impatient to Homeschool

In twenty years of homeschooling, the most frequent comment I have heard about the activity, from people who don’t do it, is: “I could never homeschool! I’m simply not patient enough!” This one ties, actually, with the most frequent question, “How will … Continue reading

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Young Children: Homeschooling Them is FUN

Last week we talked about Homeschooling Young Children, and this week, we’re going to bullet point some easy, fun, doable learning ideas that you can incorporate into your schooling day, and indeed, make part of your schooling experience. Plan a special … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Young Children

On a regular basis, I troll through various Facebook pages (“troll” is a such a nicer word than “stalk”) and run into post after post that looks like this: “I am homeschooling my five-year-old for kindergarten this year and I … Continue reading

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Why Do You Homeschool?

Why do you homeschool? It’s a good question to ask, because why you do it in the first place will ultimately determine how you go about it. Years ago, we lived in a town where there were a lot of … Continue reading

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Homeschooling? Yes, You Can Teach Your Child to Write

This is the first of a three-part series on teaching your child to write, published in Deseret News: In more than 20 years of home-schooling, I have heard variations on this sentence, “I can’t teach my child to write because I … Continue reading

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