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Discriminating, Elitist and Racist

Claims Against Homeschooling By Ann Zeise Diane sent the following: This woman said to me, “Gangs and drugs are part of the real world. Protecting kids from that will not prepare them for life. Isolating them doesn’t help them learn how to cope. I want my kids, and all kids, to be exposed to...
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HSLDA And Gun Free School Zone Act

Homes being considered *Schools* for the purposes of Gun Control. NOTE: This issue has been resolved, and is only still posted for historical interest. ***Please share this summary with other interested parties via print, email, or any other format. However, please do not change or delete wording, but reproduce this summary in its entirety.***...
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Is It Just The Age?

Is It Just The Age?

Cynthia sent the following: Is it just the age ? Becoming a teenager thing ? It’s the age. Eleven is a “disintegrating personality” stage, somewhat like being 2 1/2 again. It is a necessary transition to make, though, from childhood to being a teenager. May I suggest reading Erik H. Erikson on “Identity and...
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Undiscovered Country

Undiscovered Country

Book Review By Ann Zeise You might be interested in a fairly new book I just finished reading. While its not supposed to be an “unschooling book,” it is unusual. The link is to the Amazon.com store, if you’d like to read it. The Undiscovered Country, by Samantha Gillison Story takes place in New Guinea,...
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Cool Homes

Cool Homes

By Ann Zeise Knock on the door of each homeschooling family’s virtual home on the web and you will see what reasons they have for homeschooling and what advice they have for you. Get a glimpse about what homeschooling is like in different states, provinces and parts of the world, in cities and in...
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HSLDA Grant Funds

HSLD Foundation Grant Recipients 1998 The Home School Legal Defense Foundation made grants to the following organizations in 1998. According to HSLDA, as of March 1, 1998, The Discount Program paid $5 per family for groups with between 25 and 500 families and $7.50 for each group with 501 or more families. This list, then,...
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Socialization: The “S” Word Part 1

By Ann Zeise Email me about socialization questions or remarks you’ve heard and how you responded, and I’ll add the most poignant or funny here. Please refer to the “Socialization” article when you write. Homeschool Alumni Socialization Blues “Socialization Blues” by Israel Wayne, performed at the 2006 Homeschool Alumni National Reunion, July 28-30. “Aren’t you...
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Heart Math and the Magical Child

Joseph Chilton Pearce: Heart Math and the Magical Child Dateline: 10/14/97, Updated 11/22/99 By Ann Zeise In August 1997, at the Home=Education Conference in Sacramento, California, I had the pleasure of listening to Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of “The Magical Child,” speak on the topic: The Heart / Brain Factor: Revolutionizing Education. Dr. Pearce got my attention right away...
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Going Our Own Way

By Ann Zeise I took the leap. I made the decision to homeschool. Scott had been put in the back of his classroom, near a heating system with a loud fan, behind a box, so he wouldn’t be “distracted.” He had been labeled a “bad boy” and was finding school a torment. I had...
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Getting Started, A Chat

By Ann Zeise In chat I often get to reassure a new parent to homeschooling. This New York mom had recently started to homeschool after also moving to a new home. NewHomeschoolMom: About how many hours a day do the kids do schooling? Homeschooling Guide: Depends on how you count it. I’m an unschooler so we don’t watch the hours...
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Hslda Grant Funds 1996

HSLDFoundation Grant Recipients 1996 The Home School Legal Defense Foundation made grants to the following organizations in 1996. According to HSLDA, as of March 1, 1996, The Discount Program paid $5 per family for groups with between 25 and 500 families and $7.50 for each group with 501 or more families. This list, then,...
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