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Meet the Habermehl Family!

By Caitlyn Watson. Meet Dwight and Kristen Habermehl and their five children: Caleb (18), Esther (16), Rachel (13), Anna (11), and Josiah (9). Dwight and Kristen met and married in Ontario, but they raised their family in Nova Scotia,...

Sex Ed Back in Quebec Schools: No Loopholes

Quebec has announced that sex education will be back in schools this year. However, this subject content will not be taught within the context of one specific course, but rather will be integrated throughout many different subjects and courses....

Homeschool Organization: Oxymoron or Achievable Goal?

With multiple children working on multiple projects in multiple subjects all at the same time in a home that still needs to function for meals, laundry, hobbies, and hospitality, homeschooling has the potential to make a colossal mess. Of...

Update: Quebec Ministry of Education

Following the publication of the Quebec Ombudsman’s report, we were invited to meet with the overseer of homeschooling matters at the Ministry of Education (Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche—MEESR–previously MELS). The goal of this...

Homeschooling with Special Needs

This week’s video update is a special coffee meeting between Bonnie Getty and Barbara Postma. The two homeschool moms sat down for a chat about their experiences in homeschooling struggling learners and students with special needs. Bonnie is a...

Homeschooled Hero: André Riendeau

“Looking back, André says that ‘this is probably one of the most valuable gains of homeschooling: [you] can’t run away from conflict.’” Working through conflict, growing through flexibility, and learning to live in the moment are some of the...

Homeschool Experience Prevails Over Youth Protection

Mélanie and Dominic homeschool their two young daughters in Québec. Following their decision to do so, they faced a lot of pressure from the school board to reproduce public school at home. This is a typical scenario in their...

Québec Ombudsman Files Its Report with Minister of Education

You will recall that we were invited to two meetings with representatives of the Protecteur du citoyen (Québec Ombudsman), in the Fall of 2013. We have just received from their offices a link to their final report just recently...

Why Handwriting?

My seven year-old son approached me this week with one of his school worksheets and a bashful grin. It was the type of grin that made you wonder if he’d done something particularly sweet, or particularly saucy! I am...

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