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GREENHOUSE: Nurturing Home Education in North Carolina and Beyond
May 1, 2004

...we want our sons and daughters to grow up with a heart to serve others. We want them to follow the lead of the Lord Jesus who said, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45).

Mar 1, 2004

To the surprise of the majority of Americans, the phrase “separation between church and state” is not contained in the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution or any amendment to it, or any other official document upon which our nation and government was founded.

Jan 1, 2004

Adults who were taught at home are reporting the homeschool experience has been an advantage to them in later years, and they are finding it is no detriment in college or career ambitions, according to a study just released by the National Home Education Research Institute.

Nov 18, 2003

We home educate because we feel “school” hampers our children’s creative, natural learning process that is uniquely their own.

Sep 18, 2003

Have you been looking for the right key to unlock social and academic progress with your learning challenged child?

Jul 22, 2003

Journey—a word that suggests moving from one place to another. That certainly describes our experience with home education. We have not always been in this place of unschooling, living and learning. This is the story of how we got here.

Jul 16, 2003

Davis’ main concern voiced in his article is that even pioneers can lose sight of the real reasons they are homeschooling and slowly become refugees.

Jul 13, 2003

Following a parting prayer, we are off! It has begun—another family vacation, or, as my wife, the teacher, refers to it, another homeschool field trip.

May 19, 2003

It has been said that a child’s first impression of God is found in the face of his mother. She gazes on him lovingly, ready to meet his every need, willing to sacrifice whatever she must to care for him, nurture him, teach him about his world, protect him, help him to find purpose and meaning in life.

May 12, 2003

With childhood innocence she asked this killer question: “Deddy, why do we always go places in the fast lane?”

Feb 13, 2003

When I hear the song, “Empty Chairs and Empty Tables” from Les Miserables, I need to have a box of Kleenex handy—especially lately. Many homeschooling families I know, including my own, have empty chairs at the table.

Jan 19, 2003

Ask most homeschooling moms about the fine arts curriculum they are using and the answers will range anywhere from “What arts curriculum?” to “Arts? I barely have time for math and science! Who has time for the arts?”

Jan 6, 2003

Three of the goals that I had for my homeschool were that my children would love to learn, know how to learn and be allowed to learn at their own pace. I saw many problems that were caused by children being pushed to do something before they were developmentally ready. We often see children pushed in reading, but it also happens with math.

Nov 1, 2001

Embracing a bad attitude is like going on a mountain climbing expedition. The moment you lay claim to the bad attitude a transformation process begins.

Nov 1, 2001

As I sat watching the movie with one of my best friends, a non-homeschooling mom, I became uncomfortably aware of the similarities between raising a son in an underground bomb shelter and raising him in a homeschooling environment.

Nov 1, 2001

This article will discuss reasons to have confidence in our homeschooling, why it is sometimes difficult to develop and maintain confidence, and how we can increase our confidence.

Nov 1, 2001

The mother in her teaching does not need much theory of education. She is not dealing with the theoretical child, but with the child as he really is.

Do not hurry the child along in number work. The secret of real progress is not in how much the learner gets in a day, but in learning a little every day, and in learning it so well that it is a part of his everlasting mental store and so clearly understood that no such thing as review is necessary.

Sep 1, 2001

Editor’s Note: This article is the second part of a three part series that was first pr

Sep 1, 2001

But is there anything we can do to improve our chances of raising young men and women who are mighty in spirit? I think so.

Sep 1, 2001

Most people make their New Year’s resolutions in January. I make mine in August. The start-up of the new homeschool year is a much bigger event to me than the change of calendar years....This year, however, I will try to do things differently. The Lord spoke a little four-word sentence into my heart as I read my daily devotional book, God Calling, a few weeks ago. “Do less, achieve more.”

Jul 1, 2001

When a gardener decides to plant the flower into the garden and completely expose it to the outside environment, the care does not stop. The gardener will continue to care for the flower, but on a more limited basis.

Jul 1, 2001

For your next family outing, why not consider a journey back in time? Even better, you can “hide” your history class in the guise of a trip to the eighteenth century through historical reenactment.

May 1, 2001

The long awaited letter had finally arrived - funny how one piece of mail could cause so much anxiousness in a household.

May 1, 2001

Any day now, a large envelope containing the results of the standardized achievement tests administered earlier this year will appear in the mailbox of home educators across the state.

May 1, 2001

“Are we doing it for you, Daddy?” There are lots of applications for Judah’s simple question, but one that comes to mind is our motive for homeschooling.

May 1, 2001

Our number one educational goal (as opposed to spiritual goals) was to preserve the desire to learn in each of them.

Apr 22, 2001

“It's tempting to think at graduation time that your education is over. Nothing could be further from the truth. One hundred years ago people thought of work as a job. Fifty years ago, work became a career. In the future, work for the most successful among us will be an exercise in lifelong learning.”

Jan 1, 2001

Reprinted from the August 13, 1913 issue of The Ladies' Home Journal.

THE chief occupation of the mother should be the education of her child, and rare is the teacher whose qualifications make her teaching equal to that of the mother.

Jan 1, 2001

As I am writing this article, the 2000 presidential election has taken place, but the results have not yet been determined. This is, by far, the most unusual election I have ever experienced. Just like most homeschool parents, my wife and I are using this national election as a teaching opportunity for our children.

Jan 1, 2001

The first benefit of reading aloud is that it promotes family time. “Couch time,” as my wife calls it, is a time when everyone gathers in one room to listen to Daddy read.

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