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Sep 17, 2000
Sep/Oct 2000
Jeff's Journal: Examining Your Focus

Another summer has ended, and it is time for many homeschools to begin the official education process once again. That would mean schools that do not operate full-time all year.

Back to School, Encouragement, Perspective, From the President
Sep 1, 2000
Sep/Oct 2000
Turning My Heart toward My Children

“If love is patient, then what is impatience?” This editorial's parting thought struck to my very heart.

Encouragement, Family Life, Parenting
Sep 1, 2000
Sep/Oct 2000
Homeschooling--The Road Less Traveled

When considering whether or not to place my child in a Christian school or to homeschool, I made it a matter of prayer—much prayer....I felt sure He would not say to homeschool. I didn't want to homeschool my children, nor did I think I would be good at it. Then He began to make it “abundantly clear.”

Reasons to Homeschool, Perspective, Encouragement
Sep 1, 2000
Sep/Oct 2000
Guard It Well

But sometimes I get a little concerned about those who don't remember our fledgling past. I worry that they might not be as careful as we were forced to be, to protect the right to teach our own children. The real danger, in a word, is that homeschooling has become mainstream (Ugh!). When a movement becomes mainstream, I contend that it is in jeopardy.

Homeschool History, Law & Policy
Sep 1, 2000
J. Mark Fox
Sep/Oct 2000
This One Thing I Do!

When our youngest son was about two years old, he put just about every toy he owned in a backpack. Then he put on the backpack. Then he fell over backwards! The weight of all his “stuff” stopped our little boy in his tracks. I remember laughing at the picture, and then realizing that it was a graphic illustration of what happens to so many homeschooling families.

Encouragement, Faith, Perspective, Family Life
Sep 1, 2000
Sep/Oct 2000
Don't Lose the Memories

...This is one of the many memories I have of seeing my children grow, learn, try new things and stretch themselves. I have to admit that they are some of the best memories I have in my life...

Encouragement, Reasons to Homeschool, Fathers, Perspective
Nov 1, 1999
Jan/Feb 2004, November/December 1999
The Lo-o-ng Winter

The winter I am remembering today is the one before the glorious spring of my child's clicking into recreational reading. If your child is eight, nine or ten and is not an eager, confident reader, then you are in the throes of this long winter.

Nov/Dec 2003 Home Education—Safe, Sound, And Successful

His mouth dropped open like a fish on land groping for water as he uttered the words, “What! You homeschool?”

 

Beginner, Reasons to Homeschool

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