The following articles have been selected to encourage and equip those looking into homeschooling and those who are currently homeschooling.
by: John Notgrass
Encouragement from a homeschool graduate to parents with a child graduating from their homeschool this year. More...
by: Bruce Eagleson
The first question families considering homeschooling often ask is "how do I homeschool?" Before "how," they should consider "why." More...
by: Mike Smith
During summer break, it's inevitable that parents begin thinking about the next school year. Many eagerly anticipate sending the kids back to school, but others are considering whether there might be a better way to educate their children. More...
by: Rodger Williams
Call to Christian fathers to support their wives in home education and to reject government funding and control of their home school More...
by: Susan Stewart and Susan Beatty
Often homeschool families figure they can get all the help and encouragement they need for homeschooling through the Internet. Here are some reasons why attending a homeschool convention is so much better than what you can get online. More...
by: Kevin Swanson
This article introduces the important worldview concept of sphere jurisdiction. It is dangerous when the state begins to encroach upon the church. More...
by: Vicki Bentley
You had a wonderful plan this year for a well-rounded education, but then IT happened. Whether you've encountered life-altering upheaval from challenges, tragedy, or even an unexpected joyful event, it is possible to continue homeschooling and to succeed. More...
by: Vicki Bentley
This article by Vicki Bentley, HSLDA's Early Years Coordinator, is full of lots of practical hands-on, easy-to-implement ideas for homeschooling preschoolers. More...
by: Gail Kappenman
An overview of what a unit study is and how utilizing this approach can benefit a homeschooling family. More...
by: Lyndsay Lambert
Are you like me, and you do not live in a self-cleaning house? You cannot afford a maid? Are you having trouble keeping your housework under control while you add teaching school to all the many other jobs you have, like cooking, taxiing, nursing, etc.? More...
by: Deanne Crawford
Deanne Crawford, homeschool mom and Rainbow Resource consultant, shares how incorporating unit studies into your homeschool is a valuable way to enhance learning and build family relationships. More...
by: Steve Lambert
This article has been extremely well-received by our readers who have requested reprint permission at the highest rate we have ever seen. It is about loving our children as they are. More...
by: Kristi Kronz
Practical Advise for Homeschooling in the Garden of Life More...
by: Raquelle Sheen
In their nervous inexperience, new homeschoolers can easily fall into some common pitfalls. This article list ten important areas for them to watch out for. More...
by: Kevin Swanson
I'm in a quandary. For 15 years, my wife and I have been homeschooling our children out on the eastern plains of Colorado, and then we get a call from the nice people down at the government schools. They said they were from the government and they were he More...
by: Susan August
Why do so many homeschoolers co-op? Here's a look at the pros and cons regarding joining a co-op. More...
by: Adam Andrews
This article outlines the three kinds of education ... practical, professional, and philosophical ... and includes questions that help a parent become an effective consumer in the education marketplace as they help their children love learning. More...
by: Kevin Swanson
This article accentuates the tremendous influence a father can have on his son. It is written from Kevin Swanson's personal experience, in retrospect, 25 years after graduating from his homeschool high school. More...
by: Jim Weiss
Master storyteller, Jim Weiss, shares how storytelling reinforces reading and provides a rich communicative channel of affective language arts. Storytelling also allows a parent to share the gift of one's self with their child. More...
by: David M Watkins
You can encourage those around you who want to home educate, but are hesitant to take that 'first step' or, as this article suggests, 'the point of no return'. It is important for us to mentor those who are just beginning their journey. More...
by: Todd Wilson
In this engaging article, Todd Wilson, founder of Familyman Ministries and popular conference speaker, shares with moms the holy grail of getting their husbands involved in homeschooling. More...
by: Linda Crosby
A delightful look at the blessings of belonging to a homeschool support group. More...
by: Marilyn Boyer
Marilyn Boyer, a homeschooling mom of 14, shares some tips for how to accomplish teaching many children at the same time. More...
by: David Quine
Encouraging article about the virtue of home education and a reminder of why we teach our children at home. More...
by: Rosemary Laberee
This article presents a point of view on why home educators challenge the general population, how we are misperceived and what we might do about it. More...
by: Marilyn Rockett
Marilyn shares practical tips for making your job as a homeschool mom much easier and less stressful through four key areas: plan, assign, change, execute. More...
by: Marilyn Rockett
Field trips provide wonderful extended learning outside the home plus family fun and fellowship. Marilyn shares helpful hints for balancing family learning opportunities plus ideas for getting organized to be able to venture out at a moment's notice. More...
by: Diana Johnson
Teaching a preschooler is a delightful time, with a strong touch of nostalgia. Am I really teaching my little darling, or am I reliving my favorite childhood game of school? More...
by: David M Watkins
A short article on measuring the depth of your homeschool vision. More...
by: Kari Lewis
Our ministry as homeschooling mothers is to take immense pleasure in being with our children, laughing, working, talking, praying, learning, and playing. Kari reminds us that our most important ministry during this season is our home and children. More...
by: Dorothy Karman
Distraction and comparison often get our eyes off the Lord when we homeschool. The solution? Look up! More...
by: Nada Rothgaber
An overview of learning styles intended to help parents gear curriculum to their child's learning style. More...
by: John Erickson
The best instruction I ever received came from a woman who never went to college, had never written anything longer than a letter, and had no credentials that said she was qualified to teach. More...
by: Diana Waring
Rather than seek fruitlessly for the perfect curriculum, Diana offers practical encouragement for finding a curriculum that offers opportunities for students to dive into oceans of learning, find interesting ideas to pursue, and encourages growth. More...
by: Dorothy Karman
Little ones immitate the things we do. We need to remember to immitate Christ, so they can immitate us. More...
by: Dorothy Karman
Is there more to homeschooling than academics? This author thinks so. More...
by: Sandy Norlin
Support groups are an important part of successful homeschooling. Yet homeschool support groups are as varied as their members. What should a homeschool family look for in a perspective support group? More...
by: Teri Olsen
Homeschool organization is a constant challenge. A well-organized homeschool allows us to save time, energy, and money so that more of those resources can be utilized for the important task of educating our children. More...
by: Nancy Manos
This three-part series of articles, each about 1,200 words in length, shares practical ideas and encouragement for creating a home education experience where learning is a hands-on, multi-sensory, interactive adventure. More...
by: Michael Farris
Mike Farris reminds us as parents that homeschooling gives us a "uniquely intense opportunity to fall deeply in love with our children and they with us." 687 words with bio. More...
by: Linda Watkins
Twelve important lessons I learned in my 25+ years of homeschooling. More...
by: Kevin Swanson
Sometimes education is made out to be more complicated than it really is. As it turns out, God did supply us some basic principles on education in the Bible. These are the principles that transcend all other theories and approaches on education. More...
by: Susan August
I learned more about education from this field trip than about farming in the 19th century. This field trip showed me some very effective ways for keeping a child's attention and helping him retain information easily. More...
by: Lisa Crews
A homeschool mom in Chandler, Arizona shares about her experience getting out of the way and letting her husband do some of the teaching in his own way. More...
by: Heather Haupt
Encouraging our children to apply what they've learned through play can have powerful, long-reaching effects. Homeschooling provides us the unique opportunity to incorporate dramatic play & discovery. What looks like mere child's play is learning at work More...
by: Marilyn Boyer
Marilyn offers inspiration and encouragement as she reminds us to cherish the moment with our children while they're young. "Learn to savor your children as you look to the future, so you won't have to look at the past and wish that you had." More...
by: Heather Haupt
There is a nagging fear that our children will grow up to have glaring holes in their education and we'll have no one to blame but ourselves. Your child will have gaps - we all do. Heather shares why this is okay and how we can minimize critical gaps. More...
by: Hal Young
In his witty style, Hal compares homeschoolers to bats, describing us as the "flying mammals of education." A humorous article with excellent encouragement about the strengths of home education. More...
by: Anna Molder
Anna shares honest, refreshing words of encouragement with the mom who has made the decision to homeschool. 617 words with bio. More...
by: Heather Haupt
Second generation homeschooler, Heather Haupt, shares ten things homeschooling has taught her about herself. Very inspirational, transparent, and encouraging! More...
by: Misty Krasawski
Misty shares sweet encouragement for the homeschool mom with a delightful sense of humor. A homeschool mom's adaptation of 1 Corinthians 13 ... the Love Chapter. More...