Home Educating Family Magazine
Need some encouragement for that mid-year slump? This first issue of 2014 is just the shot in the arm you need for getting past the winter doldrums! We also go behind the scenes with Dr. Jay Wile for his perspective as a homeschool dad. This issue also includes don’t-miss articles on math, algebra, and even a free math game!
Our Audience Soapbox this issue tackles the controversial topic of tattoos–join the discussion! Also: “7 Parenting Decisions I Don’t Regret” by homeschooling veteran Jen McDonald, “Just Keep Swimming” by special needs expert Jenny Herman, “Math is NOT a Four-Letter Word” from eclectic homeschooler Stephenie McBride, and “Is Sunday School Ruining Your Kids?” from worldview columnist Lea Ann Garfias.
Letter from the Editor
I’ve got a secret to tell you.
At the time of this writing, a couple of weeks before Christmas, one of my children just completed Lesson 9 in a 36-lesson algebra course. And yes, we began school right around Labor Day.
Let that sink in a moment.
We didn’t have any special circumstances or great upheavals last fall (aside from normal life), yet according to my “schedule,” we are…behind if we hope to wrap up by Memorial Day as I’d like.
What should I do? Have a moment of panic? Threaten promise her that we will work through Christmas break, by golly, so that we are caught up? (And before you say it, year-round-schoolers, yes, I know we could simply “work through the summer.” To which I reply, “Um…no.” Summer isn’t so much for them as it is for me!) Read more from the editor here.
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