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May 1, 2001
J. Mark Fox
May/June 2001
Are We Doing It for You, Daddy?

“Are we doing it for you, Daddy?” There are lots of applications for Judah’s simple question, but one that comes to mind is our motive for homeschooling.

Reasons to Homeschool, Faith, Encouragement
May 1, 2001
May/June 2001
Inspiring Your High Schooler to Love Learning

Our number one educational goal (as opposed to spiritual goals) was to preserve the desire to learn in each of them.

Reasons to Homeschool, Methods, Goals
May 1, 2001
May/June 2001
The Final Test: Or Is It?

The long awaited letter had finally arrived - funny how one piece of mail could cause so much anxiousness in a household.

High School, Goals, Perspective, Methods
May 1, 2001
May/June 2001
Achievement Test Scores: Help or Hindrance?

Any day now, a large envelope containing the results of the standardized achievement tests administered earlier this year will appear in the mailbox of home educators across the state.

Testing
Apr 22, 2001
March/April 2001
Lifelong Learning

“It's tempting to think at graduation time that your education is over. Nothing could be further from the truth. One hundred years ago people thought of work as a job. Fifty years ago, work became a career. In the future, work for the most successful among us will be an exercise in lifelong learning.”

Perspective, Encouragement, Parenting, Methods
Jan 1, 2001
Jan/Feb 2001
Homeschool Dad—From Principal to Participant

The first benefit of reading aloud is that it promotes family time. “Couch time,” as my wife calls it, is a time when everyone gathers in one room to listen to Daddy read.

Fathers, Practical Helps
Jan 1, 2001
Jan/Feb 2001
How Can I Educate My Child at Home? The Way It Can Be Done from Five to Ten Years of Age--Part 1

Reprinted from the August 13, 1913 issue of The Ladies' Home Journal.

THE chief occupation of the mother should be the education of her child, and rare is the teacher whose qualifications make her teaching equal to that of the mother.

Reasons to Homeschool, Methods, Reading, Poetry
Jan 1, 2001
Jeff Townsend
Jan/Feb 2001
Jeff's Journal: Life Lessons from the Presidential Election

As I am writing this article, the 2000 presidential election has taken place, but the results have not yet been determined. This is, by far, the most unusual election I have ever experienced. Just like most homeschool parents, my wife and I are using this national election as a teaching opportunity for our children.

From the President, Politics, Thanksgiving, Character
Nov 1, 2000
Jeff Townsend
Nov/Dec 2000
Jeff’s Journal: Serving All Homeschoolers

I believe if we were to place each homeschool family into a specific category, we would have as many categories as we have homeschool families. It is this uniqueness that makes homeschool families so special....The subject question has to do with where does NCHE stand regarding the different types of homeschoolers.

From the President, Inside NCHE
Nov 1, 2000
Nov/Dec 2000
Aspiring to the Art of Welcoming

Jesus welcomed children. He said, “Let the little children come to me,” and rebuked those who were more concerned with keeping a busy day on schedule than with the needs and desires of children.

Encouragement, Faith, Family Life
Nov 1, 2000
Nov/Dec 2000
Thanksgiving, It's a Decision

In modern society, gratitude seems to be a function of how much stuff we can accumulate; so, the idea of thankfulness is to many, anachronistic. But our Christian witness should bear out, with visible authenticity, that our Creator deserves our faithful homage and that godliness with contentment is great gain. Sometimes true thanksgiving must begin with a decision.

Holidays, Faith, Thanksgiving, Perspective
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
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
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
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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