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School from infancy

The writer of this blog post, “Preschool Is the New School” (at the blog The No-School Kids: A Homeschool Retrospective), listens to her friend and another woman talk about their childcare arrangements and says: School? He’s not quite three years … Continue reading

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Without school, parents forced to care for own children

This is worth reporting? On a snowy day, somebody at home in Massachusetts made a phone call, and her child asked for something to eat. It sounds like an article from the Onion: “Area Mom Talks on Phone, Fields Request … Continue reading

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Why homeschool? Why school?

This is my reply to a post on a very interesting blog called School of Smock, called “10 Thoughts by an Educator about Homeschooling (and Why I’m Still Worried).” The author lists the reasons that homeschooling is growing and cites evidence … Continue reading

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How do I make my child … ?

I follow various social-media pages and groups and message boards because I learn about interesting books and toys and articles from them, and I appreciate those things. One thing I dislike about those pages and boards, though, are some of … Continue reading

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Girls are fated to hate their mothers?

That’s what it says here, in an article called “I’m Pretty Much Waiting for My Daughter to Grow Up and Hate Me,” on Mommyish.com. It’s not a new premise, by any means. It’s accepted wisdom, in fact, that kids have … Continue reading

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