Homeschooled kids

Cloistered Homeschool Syndrome

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The Foger family came to stay with us one spring about 12 years ago while they were on furlough from Mozambique. Their eighth child was soon to be delivered. Although I had just met the family, I was highly impressed by them. The oldest daughter, 19 years old, was a joyful, hardworking, energetic, blue-eyed beauty. The next, a 17 year old son, was cut in the mold of his father, dedicated, reserved, and very mission-minded. The five other children were 13 years old and younger. The family sang together with strong, forceful voices, no bashfulness among them. The two oldest… Read More
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Believe I Can

Debi Pearl

I felt a lump in my throat as I watched my 8-year-old son slowly stand up. Holding his Bible, he looked at the phrase his Sunday School teacher had written on the whiteboard and asked him to read out loud. She was a good teacher, she just didn’t know that Gabriel had struggled to learn phonics and had only begun to painstakingly sound out words on his own volition several months before. He looked down at his Bible, and then his eyes met mine and filled with tears at the humiliation he was experiencing, surrounded by his peers who couldn’t understand why a child their age couldn’t read as well as them.

August 2018
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Gearing Up for Homeschooling

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Here are my tips for homeschooling in 2018!

June 2018
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Observing the Process

Rebekah Rising

At four years old, my son was letting me know that he was ready to learn how to read.

June 2018
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Homeschool Adventure: Playing Possum

Debi Pearl

Some years ago, Mike came home from preaching at the prison really riled up. I thought something bad must have gone down with the inmates. After he calmed down Mike told me, “I will never again ride down to the … Read more

June 2018
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Teens Preparing for Responsibility

Debi Pearl

Wise teens will be constantly preparing for what amounts to survival in this uncertain world.

October 2017
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Lifestyle Homeschooling

Michael Pearl

My little buddy Jeremiah, now 12 years old, has been by my side most of the week, helping in significant ways. Just yesterday we were cleaning up the shop (he loves to organize things), and his job was sorting the … Read more

August 2017
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From Our Mailbox: Advice from the Oldest Hikers

Monty Chipman

Dear NGJ, My husband and I have recently returned from a summer-long adventure (May–September) of hiking the Continental Divide Trail. It’s 3,000 miles long, from Mexico to Canada. We were the oldest hikers to finish the trail this year (my … Read more

June 2017
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Part 3- A New Generation: The All or Nothing

Hannah Stoll

I had an epiphany today. A couple of things occurred to me and I thought it would bless other mamas, so I am typing out my thoughts and sharing. Mothers have such huge responsibilities every moment of the day (and … Read more

April 2017
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Part 1- The Purists

Debi Pearl

The homeschool movement started with what some people call “Purist Trailblazers.” We were visionaries. We were doing the extreme—the unheard of. We would not do as the establishment demanded. We did not share their perspective on normalcy or their worldview, … Read more

April 2017
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Joshua Steele's Bible First!

Joshua Steele’s Bible First!

Debi Pearl

When we first moved to Cane Creek 30 years ago, there were about 30 people who met with us several times a week for over a year to study through the Old Testament.

June 2016
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