by Bob Wiesner | Many parents have recently expressed concerns about how the Common Core standards might affect the college entrance tests.Read More »
Help! My High-Schooler Hasn’t Been Truthful About Doing His Work. I Can’t Keep Track of Everything!
by Mary Kay Clark | This can be a problem when a student is old enough to work on his own, but doesn’t really have sufficient supervision of his work.Read More »
My husband reluctantly agreed to homeschooling our children, but I’m afraid he won’t next year.
by Dr Mary Kay Clark | Try to understand why your husband is opposed, but have a conversation only if it can be without bitterness or argumentation. He may be opposed because he thinks you are not qualified to teach, or because the children are not being “socialized,” or because the children do not have opportunities for sports activities. Whatever the reason, try to become more informed about reasonable answers: you are using an accredited curriculum or you will have the children participate in activities with other homeschooled children.Read More »
How the Family Teaches Humility and Common Sense
Members of a family know each other too well to be fooled by brother’s daydream to be a millionaire, sister’s fantasy to be a great actress, or grandson’s ambition to be a professional athlete. The family teaches humility, self-knowledge, the art of the possible, and the way things are.Read More »
Un-Common Core: Where Does it Go?
There has been a lot of worry lately among homeschooling parents regarding the “common core” curriculum. Judging by the amount of views by readers of this journal, it is the biggest issue of the day. But the problem is not so much in merely having a common core—it is in what that common core consists. Some cores are good and some are rotten.Read More »
Will Common Core Requirements Keep Homeschoolers Out of College?
Concerned that ignoring Common Core will negatively impact your homeschool child's chances at a selective four-year university? Get the answer.Read More »
Ginny Seuffert New Book Release
. You asked for it, and here it is! For years parents have listened to author, lecturer, and homeschool veteran Ginny Seuffert, send home the notion that clear, confident and ...Read More »
How Common Core Affects Home Schoolers
A number of parents have asked us for information about the Common Core and how it will affect homeschooling. This, from a concerned mother, well represents the questions we are ...Read More »
Can Parents Really Teach a Subject as Well as an Educated and Experienced Teacher?
1. There has been so much discussion on the internet about the Common Core program being implemented in schools, even in Catholic schools. What will you be doing about the ...Read More »
Your Questions Answered
I feel like my life is a treadmill. It’s always running ahead of me and I am always trying to catch up. My book, Catholic Home Schooling, has a chapter ...Read More »
What is the Common Core of State Standards?
Knowledgeable public school parents are very concerned about the Common Core curriculum and standards—and with good reason. Using the enticement of federal dollars, the present administration is dictating the curriculum ...Read More »