HEM’s Questions & Answers - July-August 2011 Socialization for Special Needs Child I am heartsick. We’ve effectively been banned from the large homeschool activity group we belong to. They’ve instituted ‘behavior guidelines’ which are designed to restrict membership to normal children. I have a neurologically healthy daughter and a son with Aspberger’s. We’ve tried going [...]

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HEM’s Questions & Answers - July-August 2011 Suited for Unschooling? My husband and I always planned to unschool when we had kids, but now that I’m a new mother I don’t know if I’m suited for it. Everything I read talks about lively group events and getting out to do things. I am a shy [...]

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HEM’s Questions & Answers - May-June 2011 Child Protective Services and Educational Neglect I received a call from our county child protective service saying we had been reported as neglecting our 6 and 9 year old children. I asked exactly what kind of neglect. I was told that it wasn’t physical and that the person [...]

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HEM’s Questions & Answers - May-June 2011 Peer Pressure from Former Homeschooler We need serious help dealing with peer pressure. We homeschool largely because our daughter, going on 13, is at the top of her field and currently competing in pre-Olympic trials. Her best friend recently quit both competing and homeschooling to attend school. All [...]

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Questions & Answers for the March-April issue “In a few months the youngest of my three homeschooled children will be heading off for college. I know it makes me sound like a whiner but I am completely bereft. I found close friends in the homeschooling community and very soon I will no longer belong. Should [...]

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Questions & Answers for the March-April issue “I have a 4-year-old son with Down Syndrome. His older siblings have never been in school but I’m losing my confidence when I think about home educating him. This stems partly from the attitudes of professionals in his life (doctors, therapists, preschool teachers) who constantly tell me schooling [...]

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