New Homeschool Articles & Resources
| Homeschooling in Tough Times
It is possible to continue homeschooling under tough circumstances, though perhaps not easy. Those circumstances may vary, but the solution is at heart similar in most cases.
| What To Do When You're Stuck Inside
While most of the country needs rain, it can really be hard on home-school families that are then stuck in the house with no outlet. Thereâ€™s just something about not being able to go outside that really makes you want to go outside. But there are things you can do to make your day that has been rained out, more fun.
Focus: Homeschooling Under Tough Conditions
A Foundation that Handles the Hard Times: Part 1
I've spent some time, lately, thinking back over our homeschooling years and comparing how we fared with the stories of other homeschoolers I've known and worked with. Inevitably, these thoughts led me to one basic question. What did we do, and what have others done, that made the difference? Why is it that we were able to homeschool through graduation, through the very same hardships that drive many away from homeschooling and back into the system?
When Homeschooling Becomes a Juggling Act
We cannot always predict what will be happening to ourselves or our families. Accidents, sudden illnesses, loss of a job or natural disaster are never part of our plans. When they occur they can put a real roadblock in our homeschooling path.
A few years ago, life handed us a bowl of lemons. In the beginning, they were lovely to look at and wonderful to eat, bringing pleasure to both taste buds and eyes. After a while the novelty paled. We no longer cared to look at them and no longer savored their tangy meat.
Homeschooling in Time of Trials
No matter what we're going through in life, if God has called us to homeschool, He will give us the grace, wisdom, and strength! In all the years we've homeschooled, we've done so through many different circumstances and trials. It's not like God calls us to homeschool and we say, "OK, Lord, now will you please hold off all the trials for the next 12 years so we'll be able to really concentrate on academics?" He promises to help us THROUGH the trials, and in the MIDST of the trials!
Home Schooling and Mental Illness
Is it a sin to take anti-depressants?
How do I know if I have a spiritual problem or a physical/mental illness?
How can a Christian home schooling mother get depressed?
How can I help a friend who is depressed?
These are hard questions with no easy answers.
Eclectic Homeschool Resource Center
How to HS: Titles H-Homeschool
A Year in Homeschool Crafts
Crafts for June
Rock Art for Dad
Make a garden treasure just for Dad with rocks, paint, and sealer.
Create simple and beautiful artwork for your childâ€™s room that features watercolor painting and your childâ€™s initial, too!
Shiver me timbers! Make a pirate out of your little trick-or-treater! Just a couple of t-shirts and well-placed cuts, and your costume is ready in no time!
Thumb-controlled Watering Pot,
Homemade Dot Stampers,
Grow A Grass Head Monster,
Kaleidoscopes for Kids,
Betsy Ross American Flag,
Your Family Tree,
Ye Olde Parchment Paper Craft,
Welcome to Toadville,
Rock Art for Dad,
Teens seek invention protection
Increasingly, young researchers seek patents to defend their innovations against theft.
| Gone Fishing (Musings on Dr. Seuss and the Process of Learning to Read)
Jean Hall shares about the ins and outs and ups and downs of helping a child learn to read with a big scoop of Dr. Seuss thrown into to add in the requisite giggles.
| Having a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday during March or his unbirthday any time of the year. It's a terrific way to add fun to your beginning reader's homeschooling.