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10 Reasons to Get the Degree (or Certificate or Diploma)

When I went to public school, I disliked it enormously.  It seemed more like a maze to navigate intense social constructs, avoid bullying, constantly trying to fit in with peers, and mollify the teacher’s wrath. It was never thought of … Continue reading

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Government Oversight is Over-rated

It’s always interesting to me that society, school administrators and the government feel the need to provide educational oversight in home education. They insist that parents must provide an education “equal to the education children would get in school.” Many … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to be Like Your Parents

You Can  Change Your Parenting Style by Judy Arnall, BA, CCFE Do you come from a “dysfunctional family?”  Is your ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) score so high that you worry about doing the same to your kids? Can parenting habits … Continue reading

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The $120 Swim Lesson: Should you push children to go to lessons they hate or let them drop them?

    This was the summer my son was going to learn how to swim! He was seven years old and old enough to agree to the lessons when I asked him in March. I signed him up and paid … Continue reading

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