Parenting Adult Children

Parenting Adult Children

Graduate 2022/Matthew McDill I was up till almost midnight last night talking with my son who is away in college. We talked about how hard school is, girlfriend questions, work, and his spiritual growth. I don’t enjoy staying up late, but I love talking to my son!...
Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

Graduate 2022/Evelyn Bickley NCHE has given away more than $163,000 in scholarship money since 1998 to help qualified North Carolina homeschooled seniors afford higher education. We recently caught up with four who graduated in 2017 or 2018 to get their view “from the...
Conquering the Dead Space

Conquering the Dead Space

Graduate 2022/Derek Carter I hate the dead space. To me, dead space is that time in the car with one of your kids, when you just can’t seem to get more than two words from them. With my younger sons (eight-year-old twins), it is nonstop talking but not so with my...
Homeschooling by Force, Fear, or Faith?

Homeschooling by Force, Fear, or Faith?

Spring 2022/Rachael Carman Twenty-six years—that’s how long it’s been since we began this journey. And this May, we’ll cross the finish line. We’ll graduate our youngest. In the early days, it seemed like we’d never graduate the oldest, but somewhere in the middle,...
Homeschool—Why Am I Doing It?

Homeschool—Why Am I Doing It?

Spring 2022/Cheryl Carter Over the years, my opinions about home education have evolved. I used to think I did it as an alternative to school; now, I see home education as a lifestyle of learning. I was obsessed with finding just the right textbook or method. Yet, I...
Fresh Start

Fresh Start

Spring 2022/Jennifer Smith When talking with homeschool moms, I frequently hear that they are discouraged because they think their teaching method or curriculum isn’t working. “I don’t know why it isn’t working,” they say. “Lots of people rave about how great this...