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Unschooled Boy Enters College

Oct 7th, 2011 | By | Category: College, college for homeschoolers, homeschool instruction, Homeschool resourses, mary leppert

by Darlene Lester I had intended to teach our son Ben the same way I taught his older brother – with a curriculum, but Ben had other ideas. He always seemed to know what he wanted to do with his time, and he definitely did not want to be taught anything. He was very good […]



Earning a College Degree at Home

Oct 7th, 2011 | By | Category: College, college for homeschoolers, homeschool instruction, Homeschool resourses, mary leppert

Homeschooled students are accustomed to studying on their own schedule, at home, so it’s not surprising to learn that some of these students want to keep their independence when they go on to college. Indiana University gives these students the opportunity to earn their college degree from home. By taking courses through the undergraduate Independent […]



Unschooling to College

Oct 7th, 2011 | By | Category: College, college for homeschoolers

When it’s least expected, questions come my way that make me pause and think. Recently I was asked by a young special education teacher, “What should my goals be when I am working with young children who have significant difficulty learning to read?” My response took a moment to formulate. How could I possibly tell […]



Preparing Your Homeschooler Child for College

Oct 7th, 2011 | By | Category: College, college for homeschoolers, homeschool instruction, Homeschool resourses

by Alison McKee Recently my husband and I were in the position of providing temporary housing for a young man who was trying to make the decision about whether or not to continue his college education. He had graduated in June, from a public school in his home town. The school was an accredited alternative […]



Reflections on Roles

Oct 7th, 2011 | By | Category: homeschool instruction, mary leppert

by Erin Chianese Last week I attended a mandatory parents’ meeting at my daughter’s ballet school for their upcoming production of “The Nutcracker.” I knew we were expected to volunteer for the many jobs it takes to put on a big production. What I was not prepared for was the attitude presented in the opening […]



Teen Style Socialization

Aug 4th, 2011 | By | Category: homeschool instruction, Homeschool resourses

by Erin Chianese The irritating S-word. It rears up its pesky head at every stage of our homeschooling. Like an itch, it begs attention: Does my child have enough socialization in his life? How do I help in her social realm? When our kids are young it is pretty easy to deal with: Make play […]



Reflections of a Homeschooled Girl

Jul 27th, 2011 | By | Category: College, college for homeschoolers, homeschool instruction, Homeschool resourses

by Elizabeth M. Wrobel Myth: Homeschooling Is Socially Unacceptable Reality: Homeschooling for some people is new and different. For my family and myself, it is a way a life. In the early 80’s my brother and sister started traditional schooling at a public school. After a couple of years my mother began to homeschool them. […]