by Susan K. Stewart
If you receive the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) Weekly Update, you already know that they are hoping the Romeike petition will have the most signature ever on the White House “We the People” petition page. At the time of this writing, there were 115, 708 signatures with today being the last day to sign the petition. This is the top-ranked live petition.
Sadly I think once the petition had reached the 100,000-signature threshold to receive a response from the White House, many of us thought, “Job done.” We quit pushing for more signatures. Really, 100,000 is a drop in the bucket to the millions who homeschool in the United States.
HSLDA has made it clear this is about more than Germany’s homeschooling laws; this is about our own freedom to homeschool. If this administration is unfriendly to any family who homeschools, foreign or domestic, our right to raise our children as God leads is in jeopardy.
by Hal and Melanie Young
Bickering and arguing can drive you crazy, can’t it? Yet our children usually learn to deal with conflict from us. When two sinners marry, sure, there are going to be times they disagree. It seems like our enemy works overtime, though, to bring conflict into homeschooling marriages.
by Mary Ann Eagleson
The National Alliance for Christian Home Education Leadership (NACHEL- referred to as the Alliance) is a non-profit group that supports leaders serving leaders in the homeschooling community. Ten years ago it assumed its present name. The individuals associated with this group have met for over twenty years at an annual conference to share their expertise and insight on conducting homeschool conferences, running state organizations, and discussing the many issues homeschoolers face year round.
by Kevin Swanson
I sit here in the car driving home from the office. My twelve-year-old son sits next to me and I think back on the years in which our relationship developed into what it is today. When the doctors pulled that little guy out of the womb (by C-section) almost thirteen years ago, he screamed like banshee, and just kept on screaming. . . for years, only taking a breath now and then for eating and sleeping. That’s how we were abruptly and a little rudely introduced to parenting so many years ago.
At the beginning, fathering for me involved bringing home a paycheck and a good night kiss on his forehead.
by Joyce Herzog
Want a tool to help your little one learn numbers? How about a 123 Learning Box?
This box is just the thing to pull off the shelf for some one-on-one time that has great learning potential. If you have several children, there is lots of potential to engage each of them with something right for their level.