Dear Christian families:
Last month our family attended a homeschool
conference. During the course of the week,
I was approached by a lady who inquired about my
daughter, Amy, wondering why she could not walk.
She told me she was a pediatrician. After chatting a
while about Amy, I asked her how she came to
homeschool considering her profession.
She explained to me that she had worked and
homeschooled for a season, but after a few years of
doing both she made a decision to put her medical
career on hold so she could spend more time with her
children. Child rearing is really such a short time,
and taking a break from an 'out-of-the-home' career
to train up your children, as this doctor did, is an
investment of time that will have eternal rewards.
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information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Couldn’t God really be wanting our kids to
toughen up some, by being in the schools? Does
home school really prepare all kids for every type of
career? Some of the moms in my support group say
homeschooling is a calling, is it? We did not feel a
calling, we began homeschooling for different reasons.
NO! God does not want your children to toughen up
in public! Let’s talk about that first, because He may
have been leading you more than you realize.
Adults are like oak trees. A beautiful, tall, old oak
tree is tough. If you run into one with your lawn
mower, the tree wins. Right? How does it get that
way? It is really very simple: Oak trees get huge and
tough by NOT being mowed over when they are
young and tender. Children are young and tender.
|Colleges & Universities Recruiting Homeschoolers
Agape Press: Recent reports indicate that a growing
number of U.S. colleges and universities are now
actively recruiting home schooled students. It was
not that long ago that most colleges and universities
would not even consider home educated applicants,
but this is no longer the case. An official with the
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and
Admissions Officers says after years of skepticism,
even mistrust, many college officials now realize it is
in their best interests to seek out home schooled
students. According to an Associated Press report,
Stanford University is one of those schools that has
a team of admissions officers sympathetic to home
schoolers, making Stanford a beacon for high-
achieving home educated students that are college
bound. Among other things, the school has a special
section on its Internet site for home school students
interested in applying. Jon Reider, a former senior
associate admissions director at Standford, says that
university and many others now realize home
schooled students are a prominent enough population
that institutions of higher learning can only ignore
this group of students at their own peril. [Fred
Q&A: Help, my son is a slow reader!
My oldest son is smart but is still not
reading and we have home schooled him for three
years, now, making him eight. I am so scared! I have
used phonics, daily, and he seems to like it, but he
often just doesn’t get it. What am I doing wrong?
Have I ruined him? I cannot even bear to think what
the schools will say if I send him back there, but I
truly do not know what to do, and cannot let him
grow up not reading. He reads so slowly and so
incorrectly, that it just kills me to listen to it. I hardly
dare confess this to anyone, even anonymously like