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Portfolio Series: Presenting Additional Subjects in the Student Portfolio

Previously we discussed the three core subjects: French, mathematics, and English as a second language, and how to represent them in a portfolio. We will now turn our attention to other applicable school subjects, according to your child’s grade/learning...

HSLDA’s Review of the Changes to the Québec Education Act (Bill 144)

As previously mentioned, the Minister of Education, Sébastien Proulx, introduced Bill 144 in the National Assembly on June 9, 2017. Bill 144 will revise the Education Act relating to homeschooling in Québec. Our legal team has combed through the...

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Bill 144 on the Education Act

We’ve been talking about it since last fall. On June 9th, the Minister of Education, Sébastien Proulx, introduced Bill 144 in the National Assembly, which proposes modifications to the Education Act. You can access the full document here. You...

Developing Resilience in Homeschooled Children

By Dinah Whitton. From the moment our precious little ones are born we do our best to give them what they need and protect them from harm. While it may be tempting to shield our children from the challenges...

Fun & Food for the Brain: Training the brain to maximize learning

By Dinah Whitton. As the seasons change, so does our focus on health and wellness. While some have abandoned their New Year’s resolutions, others are faithfully in the gym trying to meet their fitness goals. Eating well and exercising...

The ‘In Real Life’ Impact of the Virtual World: Wisdom and Warnings for Digital Exposure

By Barbara Postma. Without question, the information age and the ready access to technology, both for leisure and for learning, is a great asset to homeschooling families. Whether you use screen time for researching and studying, or for relaxing...

PF11 Preparing and Presenting the Portfolio: Attending School Reviews with Renewed Confidence

By Louise Frazer. You and your child have worked hard all year. You’ve gathered and sorted your materials for their portfolio. There are still a couple of things to consider adding before calling it “done”. One of those things...

Homeschooling from Kindergarten to Postsecondary: Three success stories (and counting)

By Louise Frazer. The step from homeschool to postsecondary can seem like crossing the Grand Canyon. In fact, the fear of not being able to enter a college, university, or trade is a major reason why some families choose...

Partnering with You in a Negative Political Circumstance: How HSLDA responds

By Kerry Mullenix. “HSLDA, are you aware of what’s going on? Have you heard about this proposed change in regulation? Are you able to help? Is this a threat to homeschooling? What can we do?” These questions are often...

Fostering and Adopting, Part Two

Before you take the plunge and begin the process of approval for fostering and adopting, you ought to also consider the implications of fostering and adopting on your home life and homeschool. There are certainly great benefits to fostering...

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