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FEATURES

  • It’s Library Card Sign-Up Month! Celebrate by learning how to get up to $2,000 worth of FREE products & services from your library — and also 3 ways your family can give back to this great local institution.
  • Cottage Schools & Private Tutors: What’s the skinny on whether someone else can “homeschool” your child? Is it legal? Or desirable? Also, if you want to start a cottage school, some helpful tips.
  • 6 new educational trends you likely don’t know about yet.
  • Bringing Up Baby: Why are so many young parents “missing” their baby’s first developmental opportunities? What to do.
  • Are YOU a “homeschool micromanager”? What one mom discovered when she decided to relax a little.
  • “I want to play on the school team.” Great tips from a “sports dad” who is also a coach, including possible pitfalls you need to prepare for in advance.
  • Homeschooling an adopted child: one family’s story of how they added an older sibling to their household.
  • “He freezes up and can’t speak!” How a loving family helped their son with Selective Mutism to blossom at home.
  • OK, now you’ve been homeschooling for a year: what might your homeschoolday look like? A North Carolina family shares their day.

COLUMNS

  • Magda Jackson shares tips for “Baby’s First Chores” (OK, Toddler’s First Chores!) How to help that delightful helpful spirit develop naturally.
  • Melissa Morgan’s top tips about how to help little ones develop their fine-motor skills.
  • Bess Wuertz explains how the Montessori method’s “Work Plans” can be the way for your elementary-age children to start taking control of their own education.
  • Best-selling science author Janice VanCleave teaches kids about crystals, including how to make your own.
  • College-prep expert Dr. Kuni Beasley know colleges LOVE kids who win service recognition awards. He tells us how teens can apply for and earn 12 of them.
  • Anne Wegener has a message about how we can help our children “build their capacity” to accomplish more.

NEWS

  • Survey reveals schools are getting more dangerous
  • Survey on who cleans the house reveals some interesting facts
  • New research on how to motivate BOYS to succeed

SPOTLIGHT REVIEWS

  • Monthly secular subscription kit for science — no, it’s not Magic Schoolbus
  • Attractive Christian program teaches science to upper elementary and middle school with lots of hands-on experiences

PLUS...

  • How to get started in homeschooling
  • Contests for subscribers with awesome prizes!
  • Envelope Gallery of kids’ art
  • Ads with special offers

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