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Posts Tagged ‘ Articles from 1997 ’

Living Joyfully With Children

Living Joyfully With Children

How to maximize freedom and success, while minimizing stress and failure while raising children.
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Halloween at Home

Halloween at our home is kickoff for the holiday season, and a time to take advantage of the themes available in the community.
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Fire Prevention Unit Study

Fire Prevention Unit Study

Unit Study: Fire Prevention. Learn how to prevent a fire, and what to do if you are caught in one.
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Care For the Primary Caregiver

How to take care of your self first, as the primary caregiver in a homeschool family. I tend to make elaborate homeschooling resolutions in September. But now, after attending Ed Dickerson’s “Destinations” workshop at the Home=Education Conference in Sacramento, I’m determined to put ME FIRST! If I am to model patience, self-motivated learning and...
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Reading Lists – Great Books for Children – Page 1

Reading Lists – Great Books for Children – Page 1

Reading Lists: There are so many books available for children, how do you choose the ones that are best for your child?
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Curriculum To Unschooling

Curriculum To Unschooling

Transitioning From Curriculum To Child Led Learning By Ann Zeise Purchasing an off-the-shelf curriculum or accepting one from a school district’s Independent Study Program often seems like the easiest way to homeschool. I’m going to tell you a story how we came to not using curriculum. So what’s wrong with curriculum? It can be...
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It’s so much fun, it can’t be legal

For awhile it seemed that every time Scott and I went to his pediatrician he would ask, “What does the state to ensure that Scott is learning anything.” This is usually after remarking what a healthy, strapping boy he is, and how bright and articulate. I explain that since I’m a credentialed K-9 teacher...
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Homeschooling Is Best

Some of us are looking forward to the start of school with glee, for now we’ll have the beaches and campgrounds to ourselves! We are the homeschoolers of the World. I was going to wait until nearer the end of the month for this topic, but the articles about homeschooling came out in the...
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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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