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 2010 “Our oldest daughter is stubborn and acts lazy even though she’s smart. She’s the reason we got into homeschooling in the first place after a lot of difficulty in school. And it was much better for awhile but now that she’s close to 13 she’s worse than ever. [...]

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HEM’s Questions & Answers - May-June 2010 “The financial meltdown has caused my daughter (11) to panic and hoard every penny but caused my son (14) to figure there’s no use saving and just spend anything he gets. Any time I explain economics it makes it worse. Any ideas?” - unemployed in Pittsburgh Your responses [...]

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HEM’s Questions & Answers - March-April 2010 “I never thought I’d be homeschooling through high school, but here we are. My oldest is 16. I hear people talk about tests and college visits but I don’t know what steps to take when. At what age do we start? Any helpful hints?” -nervous mom Your responses [...]

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HEM’s Questions & Answers - March-April 2010 “Subscribing to lots of publications (daily newspapers, weekly science magazines, lots of monthly magazines) is a highly enriching part of education in our house. But economic realities mean that we have to cut way down. This doesn’t make the avid readers in our family of kids from 9 [...]

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