Twelve Benefits and Blessings of Being Able to Home Educate

-Post by Phyllis Broadus, HLA In-House Counselor and Tutor- The thought of being “able” (legally), to teach my own children at home was exhilarating. This was over 24 years ago. Immediately our local library was being visited to find books about home schooling. The one book I found had the title similar to: Should You

History of Homeschooling’s New Beginning in the US

A short, concise history of the “modern” homeschooling movement’s beginning. It’s an excerpt from Wikipedia. The “founders” mentioned below are well worth reading. However, for some reason, Dr. Raymond Moore’s page is no longer on Wikipedia. Here is a good overview of his and his wife’s life and work. May call them the “Grandparents of the

Video of the Week – Why I Homeschool by Dr. Gordon Neufeld

We make children work for our love instead of resting in it. We make them work at keeping us close. Well, we might get more compliance but we get a deeply restless child. And we're giving rise to a whole generation of children who are restless to the core. They do not know how to

2013 HLA Staff Retreat

Well, it rained and rained. At first I was pretty discouraged, just knowing how much the staff looked forward to this weekend for so long. But it didn't take long to realize I was the only one not smiling. I've said it before... many times. Our staff is amazing. They love God and they love

Meeting Mike Farris of HSLDA…

In 1990 I tagged along with my mom to a little-bitty workshop in a church in Memphis where this guy, Mike Farris, was to speak. I was 20. He was...younger. And he was on fire about this "homeschooling movement of God!" The HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association), which he founded along with Michael Smith,

Welcome to Orientation!

If this is your first year, it takes some time to get used to home educating. That’s why we affectionately call the first year “orientation.” We recommend that every family try home education at least TWO years before you make a decision as to whether it works for your family or not. Remember this -- The most important

What if I’m burned out & think public school might be better?

The question is, will moving her to public school solve ALL the problems (assuming there is more than one)? Or will it solve enough of the problems that it is worth risking other problems/difficulties which may be created as a result of moving her to public school? (And usually there ARE other problems/difficulties created as

How many hours a day do we have to teach?

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Here are a few examples of the questions we get: “We were wondering how to count attendance? Some days, we do everything I planned for several days in a few hours and other days we don't do as much but it takes a lot more time." “Also, can other things besides just "books" count as

My God Is Here! Notgrass Newsletter…

May 31, 2012 Volume 12, Issue 10 I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. John 10:9 (NASB) Sometimes the wind is really strong and tries to blow me down. It kicks up all the dirt and dust and blows it

Homeschooling for the 21st Century – Part One

Homeschooling for the 21st Century – Part One.   Here is part one of a new article, culled out of my last webinar.  You can read part two at: part two – homeschooling for the 21st century At one of our blogs, a woman wrote to say that homeschooling isn’t what it was in Lincoln’s

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