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GREENHOUSE: Nurturing Home Education in North Carolina and Beyond
Nov 7, 2012

After over twenty years of homeschooling, four kids, two dogs, three high school graduations, one college graduation, one wedding and one grandchild, I think I can boil my initial motivation down to one simple answer.

Oct 24, 2012

Oct 10, 2012

It is my pleasure to introduce the inaugural issue of GREENHOUSE magazine, a publication of North

Aug 15, 2012

In December 2011, forty-eight homeschool seniors sent application packets to be considered for on

Aug 8, 2012

I enjoy a good analogy—the comparison between two things for the purpose of clarification.

Jun 27, 2012

“It ain’t fittin’, it just ain’t fittin’,” declared Scarlett O’Hara’s mammy in a scene from Gone

Jun 12, 2012

A while back I received a phone call from my son who attends a Christian college in New York City. We talked about classes, girls and his lack of money; then he got to the real point of his call.

B.F. Skinner with pigeon in laboratory
May 9, 2012

My wife, Debbie, and I began our journey in home education in 1981, and I have been in homeschool

Apr 12, 2012

“My boy’s a platypus!” she gushed enthusiastically.

Jan 18, 2012

A recent weekend I shared with my five sons was meticulously planned. Well, let me qualify that.

Jan 4, 2012

What happens when a creative, enthusiastic, home educator suddenly finds that the wonderful activ

May 1, 2005

In light of all the good news, can we blame outsiders for asking, "Is there anything homeschoolers don't do well?"

May 1, 2005

Health and life was restored from the waters that flowed pure again. Peter Marshall said that it is the mother who is the modern day keeper of the spring. Her ministry to the family, he said, keeps it glowing with health.

May 1, 2005

In mid-March, Governor Mike Easley proposed to make private, Christian and homeschools accountable to the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI). As soon as the information was verified, NCHE sent out an alert, and homeschool families responded by the thousands. The public reaction brought a delay in action;

Mar 1, 2005

It can be a hectic lifestyle, one that can chase the sanity from even the sanest individual, the patience from the most long-suffering saint and the serenity from the calmest person. It is often a demanding job, a thankless occupation and an overwhelming mission. So, I penned the following words of tribute to my wife, Karen, and in fact, as a tribute to all homeschool moms.

Mar 1, 2005

But for most of us, this is the life. It’s hard work: bothersome at times, downright troublesome days, but generally speaking—a life we’ve chosen and can’t imagine trading.

I discovered a pattern in much of the educational and policy research that confirms homeschoolers’ commitment and satisfaction.

Mar 1, 2005

There is nothing like the protection that a family can provide as we raise little ones to maturity in the greenhouse of home education. It is a safe place that nurtures these children like olive plants (Psalm 128:3) as they grow up.

Mar 1, 2005

I have learned through the years to fully rest in God and trust His plans for our school.

Mar 1, 2005

Cheer up! Homeschool conference season is just around the corner!

Homeschool conferences are a great place to learn what went wrong and to share the excitement of what went right during your homeschooling year. You can learn how to get better organized, find new answers to puzzling problems, grow encouraged and do what homeschooling moms love to do most—shop for new school materials!

Mar 1, 2005

As I have reflected on that time in our lives, I have come to realize that I took three basic steps to becoming a homeschool failure. My hope is that, in sharing my mistakes, I will speak to the heart of some other mother who finds herself gazing a little too fondly at the big yellow school bus.

Mar 1, 2005

by Amelia Harper and Deborah Wuehler

Jan 1, 2005

Homeschooling is one of many routes to educating our children. When my family started homeschooling eleven years ago, there was no question about which highway we were on—the public and the private schools were on totally separate roadways, and the homeschool path had only been paved for a little while.

Now there are many places where the roads converge. Homeschoolers have more classroom opportunities, and students in traditional schools are finding ways to study at home. More and more students can be found at their kitchen table "doing school," yet not all of them are following the homeschooling route.

Jan 1, 2005

Adams cared deeply that slaves be set free, but whether they ever were or not was not his motivation. He fought for their freedom because it was the right thing to do, not because it was the most expedient.

Jan 1, 2005

A friend used to say that the hardest thing about homeschooling was January and February. Isn’t that the truth?

Nov 1, 2004

I soon began to notice that I was alone, in a sense. I never saw an only child on the cover (or the inside) of Teaching Home, or any other resource I found. I began to observe that homeschoolers are a prolific group—most of my friends had three or more children, and they weren't slowing down.

Yet, despite doubts from without or within, I returned to the comfort that God has ordained all our circumstances and His calling and provision still stands. My son truly enjoyed his own company and had no problems being an only child. We were able to go on more adventures using fewer resources, than anybody I knew, and we greatly enjoyed our years together at home.

Nov 1, 2004

The government couldn’t depend on controlling a population that had freedom to choose, so the task was to limit their choices first, then condition them to prefer their constrictions rather than seek out their future in a world without guarantees.

Just be wary of the call of “peace and security.” Freedom is a risky thing, but it’s what allows parents to effectively educate kids with special needs, precocious readers, those gifted in mechanics or dance or music, who may be all in the same family!

Sep 1, 2004

Being people who treasure their individual freedoms and realize how jealously those freedoms must be guarded, we homeschoolers have always been a politically active group. From the very start of the modern homeschooling movement, families across the philosophical spectrum have taken a keen interest in the political situation around them.

Sep 1, 2004

There I was, two years after my youngest had graduated from high school, walking through the annual NCHE Book Fair. This was the third NCHE conference that I’d attended with no one to buy for and nowhere to apply my new knowledge from all the wonderful workshops. What torture!

Jul 1, 2004

However, when studying math, most children miss a strong grounding in the ability to think for themselves. They get into the rut of just doing what the math book tells them to do when they see a certain type of problem. This rut can be not only boring, but it can stunt their intellectual growth...

Jul 1, 2004

Whether we spell home school as two words or one—the new way according to Webster’s—our goals and vision for our children are determined by our vision of homeschooling.

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