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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Montessori Math

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Myth of the Teenager

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

A Reason for Reading

The History of Public Education

The Benefits of Debate

Combining Work and Homeschool

Classical Education

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Organized Part 3

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Phonics the Montessori Way

Character Matters for Kids

AP Courses At Home

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Shakespeare Camp

Teaching Blends

I Was an Accelerated Child

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Bears in the House

The Gift of a Mentor

Laptop Homeschool

Critical Thinking and Logic

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Who Needs the Prom?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

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

Narration Beats Tests

Start a Nature Notebook

University Model Schools

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Teach Your Children to Work

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

How to Win the Geography Bee

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Charlotte Mason Method