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Homeschoolers are All Bonkers (And How They’re Changing the World)

You’re absolutely right. Homeschoolers are nerds. They don’t have social skills. They wear weird clothing. Their only friends are their siblings. You nailed it. But wait! Is it possible that other kids demonstrate such qualities too? Could it be that choice of education has little to do with a child’s personality? Research says yes. Socialization [...]

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3 Ways to Choose-Your-Own-Adventure in Education

Have you ever gotten lost in Wikipedia? You log on to quickly check out Ray Bradbury’s contribution to the world (RIP Ray) and then find yourself down the rabbit hole of tangential articles. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could have the learning process go the same way? Focus is great for long-term projects, research [...]

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Vigilante Education

NCLB Recovery Act Race to the Top Common Core Enough is enough. This country has chosen to continue fighting a losing battle, one that is impossible to win in its current form. Good people have spent their careers trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. Why is it that a system that [...]

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Living Their Life – Home Educating Teens

There are very few home educating parents who do not cringe when they think about the “high school” years. Many become so intimidated that they spend tons of money on accredited programs, pay “homeschool gurus” to tell them they are doing the right thing and very often still end up enrolling their children in school [...]

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Unschooling Without TV and Video Games: A Freeing Experience

As an Attachment Parenting and unschooling coach, I commonly hear the following, “My unschooled children spend hours a day watching TV and playing video games- Should I just let them?” While many unschooling advocates approve of regular, daily video game and TV use as part of unschooling, I strongly disagree. My son and I both [...]

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Laurie A. Couture Debunks ADHD on Anderson Show

“We see a developing potential for nearly a total control of human emotion status, mental function and will to act.” -Wayne O. Evans, Ph.D. Psychotropic Drugs in the Year 2000 (1967) “The way to sell drugs is to sell psychiatric illness.” -Dr. Carl Elliot, University of Minnesota Bioethicist The Washington Post (2001) Drugging children for [...]

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Liberals, DO Homeschool Your Kids!

Why allowing children to live and learn freely nurtures progressive values The institution of forced school is in panic mode right now. More and more parents are taking action to protect their children from a largely unaccountable environment that is responsible for inflicting intensifying distress upon young lives. Increasing numbers of parents are opting for [...]

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You Can’t Reform An Education System Built on Oppression

Following are excerpts from Laurie A. Couture’s article which appears in it’s entirety at her website LaurieACouture.com.  Below are some of what I believe to be very important and relevant questions with Laurie’s very well expressed responses! –Laurette Lynn   Talk of “education reform” is viral all over the internet. Despite multiple failed attempts at [...]

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Keep your “No’s”, “But’s” and “Can’ts” to yourself.

“Those who say it can’t be done should not bother those who are doing it.” Chinese proverb Being a home ed parent and having zero tolerance for Public Education ( yes I did just type that ), I have participated in and/or witnessed countless “discussions” on the issue of Home education vs Public Schooling. Mainly, [...]

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Where you invest your love, you invest your life.

Where you invest your love, you invest your life.

♪ In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die. Where you invest your love, you invest your life. “   There are endless of lyrics to choose from and love when it comes to Mumford and Sons. This one in particularly strikes me every time. It is from one of my [...]

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Professor Noggin’s Card Games – An Incredibly Fun Resource! – Official UM Review

Our family has been using these games for years and they are a fun, entertaining and exciting way to learn a number of subjects in numerous categories from Science to History to Art to Geography. These fun games can take your family to the far corners of Outer Space and deep into the Ocean. You can [...]

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WatchKnowLearn – Free Educational Videos, Organized and Prescreened – Official UM Review

I have posted this site before, but as I have been utilizing it more over the last few weeks, I wanted to take a few minutes to pass it on again with some of my thoughts.  There are so many resources available online and it can be quite difficult to wade your way through to [...]

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Janice VanCleave’s Presents Science Projects that Really WORK!!! – Official UM Review

Science was always my worry area. I didn’t enjoy it in school and feared having to take the responsibility of ensuring that my VERY science minded daughter was going to get all that she wanted out of our science education at home. I bought all sorts of kits and checked out every project book I could find [...]

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Is the trivium schooled out of us? – My Own Education Story

As I learn more about the trivium by listening to various podcasts, reading articles and suggestions of how to implement the practices, I have come to the realization that this is how I have always learned. It is was never taught to me though, so I have to wonder if this “process” is innately coded [...]

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The Well-Educated Mind ~ A Road Map to Learning Enlightenment – Offical UM Review

For years we have used and loved The Story of the World series and The Well-Trained Mind was one of the first books on classical education that I read, but it was Laurette’s interview with Susan Wise Bauer that led me to my library to reserve a copy of The Well-Educated Mind and I am [...]

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