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GREENHOUSE: Nurturing Home Education in North Carolina and Beyond
Sep 1, 2000

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.

Sep 1, 2000

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.

Sep 1, 2000

...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...

Sep 1, 2000

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

Nov 1, 1999

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.

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

 

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