Helen on June 1st, 2009

A discussion of the reasons to homeschool, asking questions such as: How does a person learn to think clearly and effectively and to make reasoned decisions? How do you learn - or teach someone else - to gather enough information about a situation to become familiar with the pros and cons, the advantages and disadvantages, and then, being informed, make a decision about the best course of action to take?

Continue reading about Decisions, Decisions

Helen on August 8th, 2008

One of the more delightful finds during this end of summer “not-back-to-school” period is this sharp, smart rewriting of a pop song into an anthem for new homeschoolers: I Will Survive (the first year of homeschooling)* I kidded Natalie that she’s homeschooling’s answer to Weird Al. *Originally written and produced by Freddie Perren and Dino [...]

Continue reading about Sing Along with Natalie!

Finance Lessons for Home Schoolers - Kiplinger.com “Whatever the advantages of home-schooling, saving money isn’t necessarily one of them. Add up what you spend on books, curricula, tutors, field trips — not to mention the loss of a second income if one parent becomes the full-time teacher — and the cost of home-schooling can easily [...]

Continue reading about Finance Lessons for Home Schoolers - Kiplinger.com

Helen on September 25th, 2006

The editors of Home Education Magazine have completely edited and revised the free Introduction to Homeschooling booklet which answers the questions new homeschoolers frequently ask, such as: Is homeschooling legal? Do we need to use a curriculum? Where can we find materials and resources? What is unschooling? What about socialization? How will our kids get [...]

Continue reading about New: HEM’s Introduction to Homeschooling

Helen on August 24th, 2006

This time of year always brings a landslide of inquiries about homeschooling, and over the years we’ve developed a wide selection of resources to help you learn more about homeschooling - many available free right here on our HEM website! For starters we have a whole section devoted to the questions and concerns people have [...]

Continue reading about Getting Started with Homeschooling?