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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

Popular Articles

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Who Needs the Prom?

Narration Beats Tests

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

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

Bears in the House

How to Win the Geography Bee

Classical Education

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The History of Public Education

The Benefits of Debate

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Myth of the Teenager

A Reason for Reading

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Start a Nature Notebook

Character Matters for Kids

AP Courses At Home

Phonics the Montessori Way

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Combining Work and Homeschool

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Teach Your Children to Work

Shakespeare Camp

The Gift of a Mentor

Getting Organized Part 3

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Teaching Blends

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

University Model Schools

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Charlotte Mason Method

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Laptop Homeschool

Montessori Math

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way