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GREENHOUSE: Nurturing Home Education in North Carolina and Beyond
Sep 1, 2000

“If love is patient, then what is impatience?” This editorial's parting thought struck to my very heart.

Sep 1, 2000

When considering whether or not to place my child in a Christian school or to homeschool, I made it a matter of prayer—much prayer....I felt sure He would not say to homeschool. I didn't want to homeschool my children, nor did I think I would be good at it. Then He began to make it “abundantly clear.”

Sep 1, 2000

But sometimes I get a little concerned about those who don't remember our fledgling past. I worry that they might not be as careful as we were forced to be, to protect the right to teach our own children. The real danger, in a word, is that homeschooling has become mainstream (Ugh!). When a movement becomes mainstream, I contend that it is in jeopardy.

Sep 1, 2000

When our youngest son was about two years old, he put just about every toy he owned in a backpack. Then he put on the backpack. Then he fell over backwards! The weight of all his “stuff” stopped our little boy in his tracks. I remember laughing at the picture, and then realizing that it was a graphic illustration of what happens to so many homeschooling families.

Nov 1, 1999

The winter I am remembering today is the one before the glorious spring of my child's clicking into recreational reading. If your child is eight, nine or ten and is not an eager, confident reader, then you are in the throes of this long winter.

His mouth dropped open like a fish on land groping for water as he uttered the words, “What! You homeschool?”

 

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