Considering Homeshooling Your Children?

Today more and more parents are considering the possibly of homeschooling their children. Some parents like Jacqueline and her husband find the flexibly that homeschooling offers very appealing. Other may find it appealing because it gives them more control over what their children are exposed to and of course there is the concern about their children’s safety with regards to the  number of school shootings and bullying issues of late.

Jacqueline

Jacqueline via Marbles Rolling

Regardless of your motivation for considering homeschooling your children you may find this post written by Jacqueline in her blog “Marbles Rolling” very helpful as that’s exactly where her and her husband are at right now. Read More→

You Say… God Says

You say... God saysA few days back I posted an image on our Facebook page that showed what we might say and next to that what God has to say about it and next the that was Bible verses related to it. That post was shared 221 times and we were asked if we could post a printer friendly of it so people would be able to easily print it out and hang it on there wall so today I’m going to do just that.

 

To view the printer friendly PDF version of this image.

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New Video Series From HSLDA

Today I’d like to call your attention to a video series being produced by the Home School Legal Defense Association. This is actually the second season of this series and the video that caught my eye today is the latest video in the series.

In this video Zan and Joe Tyler talk about what is was like for them when they started homeschooling their children back in 1984. Back then the Tylers found it necessary to hire an attorney in order to find out what the homeschool laws were in their home state of South Carolina, because, at that time, neither the state board of education nor the local school district would give them that information.

Despite threats from the state superintendent of education to jail Zan on truancy charges if they did not stop homeschooling, the Tylers persisted. “The battle over parental rights is important because these children are God’s children first,” Zan says. “And He’s given us their lives to steward. They are not the state’s children.”

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Homeschooling on those Not-So-Good Days

The Prepared Homeschool

Photo credit: Amanda at The Scarlet Paisley

Yes it’s inevitable, we all have them, those not-so-good days, however as you’ll discover in the article below written by Amanda who blogs over at The Scarlet Paisley a little preparation can go a long way in easing some of the stress that goes hand in hand with a day that’s not going the way you would have liked. So rather than letting a not-so-good day get the best of you why not do as Amanda suggests in this article and do a little planning ahead of time so you too can make the best of those not-so-days.

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Military Bases Embrace Homeschooling

Image from news article

Image from news article AP Photo/Susan Walsh

In recent years more and more parents have opted to take control of their children’s education and started homeschooling them. This trend is also being seen on many military installations as well, today more military parents are opting to homeschool their children than ever before.

The average military family moves every three years, which means the children in those families have to change schools once every three years. Those changes can be hard on both the children and the parents. This may help explain why this trend is growing even faster on military bases.

About three percent of children are homeschooled in America, and it’s estimated that nearly nine percent of children from military families are homeschooled. (Military Child Education Coalition) Homeschooling for military families seems to make very good sense and offers more flexibility and control for everyone concerned.

The following story By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press found on silina.com sheds more light on this growing trend at our military bases.

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