As 2010 draws to a close we’d like to wish all our friends and readers a very Happy New Year, and this is a great time to check out the almost three decades of Home Education Magazines available in our archives and back issues - a vertible history of homeschooling can be found in our [...]

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Ten years ago, in the Nov-Dec 2000 issue of Home Education Magazine, we featured an article by Laurae Lyster Mensh titled Is Homeschooling Sexist? in which Laurae proposed a closer examination of gender roles in homeschooling families: “There is an elephant in the room that many homeschooling families don’t want to talk about. As a [...]

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I think a lot about mistakes. Partly because as the parent of three boys I am all too aware that I make mistakes with them every day, and partly because I have come to understand mistakes as fundamental keys to learning. I have been puzzling about the idea that mistakes are never just mistakes in [...]

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Ten years ago this month, in the Nov-Dec, 2000 issue of Home Education Magazine we featured an article by Robin Ohlgren-Evans titled By Jove, I Think He’s Got It! in which she exults over her late-reading son Taylor’s victory over the written word: “I want to shout it to the world. I want to sky-write [...]

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The November-December issue features articles on growing up as a homeschooled kid, confessions of a reluctant homeschool mom, experiences with Asperger’s Syndrome, and homeschooling a free spirited child. Mary Nix interviews Free Range Learning author Laura Grace Weldon; Larry and Susan Kaseman write about labeling and drugging kids; Rebecca Rupp explores the wonderful world of [...]

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The other morning, Myles, our six-year-old, stood precariously with one foot on a counter stool and the other on the counter’s edge. He was writing on the kitchen calendar with a very determined look. I made a mental note to lower the calendar to kid height, then stepped forward to read his entry. “Do nothing”, [...]

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