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#momchat Homeschool Insecurities

Our last video update was a conversation between two HSLDA dads. This week, we have two HSLDA moms chatting about some of the issues that shake their confidence to teach at home. Whether it is a comment from a...

Homeschooling through Elementary School Works! A Successful Homeschool Graduate shares her experience.

By Rachael Horrocks Seven-year-old me had no interest in being homeschooled. I loved first grade in public school, where I had friends who shared their snacks and a teacher who let me finish math class early and write stories....

So, you are thinking about homeschooling elementary school: Why the idea isn’t so crazy after all

Keeping your children home for preschool may have made sense to you. Kids do seem so little when that school bus pulls up for the first time. But come grade one, the societal expectation is certainly that kids will...

Québec update: Western Québec School Board’s proposed homeschooling policy

By Louise Frazer Homeschooling parents find some school boards are easier to deal with than others. Western Québec is one that has a reputation among homeschooling families for being particularly difficult. Homeschooling parents on the WQSB territory have frequently...

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...

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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...

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...

The Individualized Adventures of Homeschooling!

Meet Eric and Christine Valk and their family of one daughter and six sons: Jacob (17), Macayla (15), Justin (14), Kadin (14), Levi (10), Gideon (7), and Malachi (3).  The Valk family began their homeschooling adventure in 2002, when...

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