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FEATURES

  • Answers to 5 top questions homeschoolers ask: “My child wants to go back to school.” “My child doesn't respect me.” “My child is a perfectionist.” “Do I need an accredited curriculum?” “What can I do if we fall behind?”
  • How to homeschool when you have a newborn as well
  • Reading comprehension—how to teach it. How NOT to teach it!
  • A family with a special-needs child and her two sisters shares their homeschool day
  • A public-school teacher turned homeschooler tells us about her homeschool day

COLUMNS

  • Lawyer Antony Kolenc explains the rights of a homeschool parent whose child has special needs
  • Sam Blumenfeld shares, from his personal experience as student “back in the day,” the how language-arts curriculum in schools has changed over the last 80 years—and why homeschoolers might want to turn back the clock a bit
  • Bess Wuertz unveils how Montessori “grace and courtesy” lessons work
  • Michele Lee has found the 10 best apps for teaching and practicing high-school math
  • Melissa Morgan has 20 resources—many free—that both Christian and secular families can use to teach important character lessons to their preschoolers
  • Dr. Kuni Beasley unlocks the mysteries of Academic Talent Searches. Yes, participating can eventually help your child get into a top college.
  • From best-selling author Janice VanCleave: some simple Winter science activities and facts.
  • Mary Pride explains how to get ready for the Spring semester. (Yes, it’s actually time to think about that!)
  • Anne Wegener has some sweet thoughts on the timeless memories we are building through our homeschools

NEWS

  • New report has a few important things to say about young children and how their use of “screen media”—e.g., tablets, TV, and electronic games
  • How new fashions can actually decrease student privacy in schools (and it has nothing to do with the actual style of clothing)
  • “Experts” share some shocking thoughts about the future of school education

SPOTLIGHT REVIEWS

  • Do you have a child who hates traditional education? These books might finally rope him or her in
  • A creative-writing course for girls, with accompanying Christian teen novel and paper-doll crafts

REVIEWS

  • How to write a successful college essay
  • A helpful guide for teaching language arts
  • How to increase your child’s language skills by storytelling
  • A quick introduction to Chinese history
  • How to get your child started in Pinewood Derby racing

PLUS...

  • Contests for subscribers with awesome prizes!
  • Envelope Gallery of kids’ art
  • Ads with special offers

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