I want to take a few minutes to share with you something that happened to me at this year’s FPEA Leaders Forum. Let me begin by saying I was fortunate enough to get early check-in and to deposit my belongings in my room at 8:30 a.m. before the Leaders Forum … read more
FPEA Leaders Forum: “Inspired” Doesn’t Even Cover It . . .
A mature person demonstrates seven characteristics.
By Tim Elmore, 2012 Convention Speaker
You may have noticed a paradox that exists among students today. Although there are exceptions to the rule, this generation of kids is advanced intellectually, but behind emotionally.
From an intellectual perspective, students today have been exposed to … read more
You can maintain a successful homeschool even during pregnancy.
Headaches, fatigue, backache … oh, the common symptoms of pregnancy. Or could they be the symptoms of the homeschooling mom? Perhaps both? Imagine dealing with pregnancy — a pregnancy filled with complications — and homeschooling too. Then lo and behold, you … read more
Homeschooling exemplifies our national exceptionalism. The phrase is not one of arrogance…
During a recent presentation on national and personal exceptionalism to a group of 5,000 business owners, I had one of those epiphany moments right there in the middle of the stage. It suddenly dawned on me that if … read more
An acronym reveals six tips to apply to your homeschool.
To be a homeschool mentor is to have a listening ear and a willingness to share your homeschool experience. Each of us, whether we’ve been homeschooling for one year or 21 years, has our unique experience to share. And each … read more
Don’t Panic! A Scuba-Diving Excursion Relates to the Homeschool Life
Five years ago my husband, Davis, and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. We did so by going on our first cruise to the Caribbean. My mom and dad came and stayed with the kids, and we set out for seven days on a ship with three ports of call.… read more
The single parent who homeschools is typically stretched to the limit by the additional responsibility of working to support the household. Sometimes support groups and co-ops can help fulfill the academic goals, but homeschool materials can be a financial burden as well.
The FPEA offers a program designed … read more
Sydney participated in the 2011 FPEA Statewide Graduation Ceremony along with some 250 fellow Florida homeschoolers (this year’s event will be held on Sunday, May 27, as part of the FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention). The Broward College student takes a brief look back at what homeschooling meant to her.
“But … read more
In a few short weeks, my baby graduates from our homeschool. Several of my friends are curious as to how I will handle the “closing of my homeschool”. It puzzles them that I’m not more concerned about this grand event. I’m not sure whether they’re more concerned about my reaction … read more
As a former English teacher and an all-around lover of books, I think building a LOVE of books in your kids is very important. I was lucky with my older son, as he seemed to naturally inherit my love of books. Reading came easily to him, and I have never … read more