What are the advantages of home schooling?

Dr. Brian Ray from NHERI provides another great study of the advantages of homeschooling and the research that shows that students in structured homeschooling academically outperform conventional-school students, and there is no evidence that the difference is simply due to the family’s income or the mother’s educational attainment. Click her to download the study: http://www.nheri.org/Latest/Careful-Study-Finds-Homeschool-Advantage.html […]

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I Can See Clearly Now – The Kids Are Gone

by Becky Whitaker IF it were possible to reflect on and learn from life’s trials, temptations, and mistakes BEFORE they occur, then I would probably choose that route. However, we all know life is not like that. And for most weary homeschool moms, we do not have much time or energy for reflecting. I admit […]

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mother and son

Portfolio Log Requirements

      by Dee Black, HSLDA Legal Counsel There are different interpretations within Pennsylvania’s homeschool community regarding the legal requirements for compiling a log that is part of the portfolio maintained by the parent conducting a home education program. Every year, Home School Legal Defense Association encounters various versions of logs as we assist […]

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Traditional Marriage

Battle to Preserve Traditional Marriage

Parental rights rest on marriage as it has been known and honored for centuries. Dear HSLDA Members and Friends: Traditional marriage is under attack in Pennsylvania. In the case of Cozen O’Connor v. Tobits, a case now pending in federal court in Philadelphia involving the rights of a lesbian couple, one of the parties is […]

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Conflict with you Teen

Conflict With Your Teen

by Gary Smalley, Greg Smalley Good communication is vital during conflict. When we asked 5,000 adults what they wished their parents had done differently during times of conflict, they gave these three responses most often: They wished their parents had listened more. They wished they could have talked about feelings more. They wished they had […]

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Family prayer

Seven Creative Ways to Pray as a Family

What can your family do to incorporate prayer into daily life? Consider these creative ideas from mom and author Mary DeMuth: Embrace technology. We live in a digital age, and our family has learned the value of technology in praying with, and for, one another—using e-mail, text messaging, and even social networking sites. I’ve e-mailed […]

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