Book review about the Crisis of Teen Girls

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Homeschooling News | 0 comments

Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls From Sax’s introduction to this book: “Early on I began to understand that girls are not the winners in this story. Both the girls and boys are disadvantaged, but they’re disadvantaged in different ways. More and more boys are developing an epicurean ability to enjoy themselves – they enjoy video games, pornography, food, and sleep – but they often don’t have the drive and...

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Review of “Boys Adrift”

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Homeschooling News | 0 comments

Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men Reviewed by Timothy Anger, M.S. Recently I read “Boys Adrift” – a book by Dr. Leonard Sax, a pediatrician and psychologist in Exton, Pennsylvania. As a result of writing the book, he is now a speaker in very high demand around the United States and the world. This book explores the phenomenon of a generation of boys and young men who are...

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How should I do my logbook?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Homeschooling News | 0 comments

The homeschool law of 2015 means that the school district office will no longer see your logbook. You do NOT turn in your logbook to the school district any more – just my year-end evaluation report. But that also means that as your evaluator I am required by law to make sure that you have a good log-book. HSLDA recommends that the logbook be sufficient that if a question were raised, you would be able to reasonably...

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Should I still use a diploma agency?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Homeschooling News | 0 comments

In Pennsylvania parents are now able to issue their own diploma and transcript (signed by their senior year evaluator). Is there still a reason to pursue getting a diploma through an agency like PHAA, Mason-Dixon, or Susquehanna? I personally will recommend that homeschoolers consider using a diploma program rather than issue their own for several reasons: The programs have established good reputations with colleges and military The programs...

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How the Homeshool Law Changed in 2015

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 in Homeschooling News | 0 comments

How the Homeschool Law changed in 2015: 1. You no longer turn in your portfolio to your school district. Instead, by June 30 you just turn in the evaluation letter written by your evaluator. 2. You no longer turn in your test scores. If you tested your children, your test scores go into your portfolio which is not turned in to your superintendent, just to your evaluator. 3. Expanded evaluator responsibilities. The evaluator can be held...

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Why homeschool your high schooler

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in Homeschooling News | 0 comments

Why homeschool your high schooler Challenging your teens instead of seeing them as a challenge By SARITA HOLZMANN  Posted Nov. 8, 2014, 08:45 a.m. at World Magazine (see link below) Teenagers often earn a bad rap. If you picture all teens as flirting, gossiping, self-centered bundles of raging hormones, it’s no wonder homeschooling high school can be intimidating! I’d like to argue against that false generalization and suggest that...

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