Growing Up

Homeschooling hours

How many, how often and when? These are some oft-repeated questions when it comes to homeschooling hours. Flexibility is of course one of the key underlying principles behind homeschooling. This flexibility applies not only to the curriculum but also to the number of hours. It is only natural that parents, especially if they have just… Continue reading Homeschooling hours

Stephen King

Stephen King’s Rage (Bachman Books)

Did you ever feel like you just wanted to KILL someone because you could not bear it anymore? “Craziness is only a matter of degree, and there are lots of people besides me who have the urge to roll heads. They go to stock-car races and the horror movies and the wrestling matches they have… Continue reading Stephen King’s Rage (Bachman Books)

Growing Up

Homeschooling and the family

According to the National Center For Education Statistics, almost 1.1 million children underwent homeschooling in 2005 alone. That's a lot of children. Once upon a time, homeschooling used to be a radical statement - something like a declaration of independence. It was the conservative Christians who advocated homeschooling in the '80s and legalized it in… Continue reading Homeschooling and the family

Growing Up

Record keeping in Homeschooling

A topic that frequently comes up in meetings and forums that deal with homeschooling is record keeping. The importance of record keeping cannot be ignored. It is not only legally required in various States, but also provides important milestones in your child's learning experience. An interest-initiated homeschooling approach means that the topic of studies is… Continue reading Record keeping in Homeschooling

Growing Up

Is Homeschooling legal?

Laws in the US Without a doubt, homeschooling is legal in all the 50 States of the U.s. But, that is just about where the similarity ends. Laws and regulations regarding homeschooling vary from state to state. Interpretations of these laws can vary from school district to  school district. Additionally, these laws may change every year.… Continue reading Is Homeschooling legal?

Growing Up

What is Homeschooling?

The term 'homeschooling' basically refers to the process in which one or more children of not more than 2 families are instructed by parents or legal guardians, or a member of either household. The laws that define homeschooling vary from State to State. The legal requirements for establishing a homeschool also vary with the State.… Continue reading What is Homeschooling?

Poetry

One Day – One Love Song – Happy Valentine’s Day

Ich spür dich, in meinen Träumen, ich schließ dich darin ein, und ich werd immer bei dir sein. Ich halt dich, wie den Regenbogen, ganz fest am Horizont, weil mit dir der Morgen wieder kommt. R: Für dich schiebe ich die Wolken weiter, sonst siehst du den Sternenhimmel nicht. Für dich dreh? ich so lang… Continue reading One Day – One Love Song – Happy Valentine’s Day

Poetry

One Day – One Love Poem – Love after Love

by Derek Walcott The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other's welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to… Continue reading One Day – One Love Poem – Love after Love