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Mercy Pride

Mercy Pride


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

After earning an A.A. degree with honors, Mercy completed her LN program and is working full time as a practical nurse. She plans to go back to school for her RN while continuing to work.


Homeschooling Articles by Mercy Pride

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers Hang in there with your "late bloomer." A slow start can still lead to a strong finish.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

How to Win the Geography Bee

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

Montessori Math

Bears in the House

Character Matters for Kids

Phonics the Montessori Way

Combining Work and Homeschool

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Narration Beats Tests

Classical Education

A Reason for Reading

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

University Model Schools

Shakespeare Camp

The Charlotte Mason Method

Myth of the Teenager

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Critical Thinking and Logic

Teach Your Children to Work

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Organized Part 3

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Gift of a Mentor

The History of Public Education

Laptop Homeschool

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Start a Nature Notebook

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Benefits of Debate

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

AP Courses At Home

I Was an Accelerated Child

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Teaching Blends

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Who Needs the Prom?

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?