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Apr 21, 2015

Homeschooling to Develop Passion

Thank you for your comments and questions here on the blog, and on the HSLDA YouTube channel. It is so important that we encourage one another and share experiences with each other in the homeschool community. We believe that homeschooling is better with HSLDA, and one factor that makes that true is the strength of our members’ support for one another. So, thank you! As such, Paul Faris wanted to address one of our member’s questions this week in the video update. It is a question that many of us have asked, I’m sure: how do we help our children discover and develop their unique gifts and passions?
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Apr 04, 2015

Homeschooling When Life Hurts

At HSLDA, we know that life does not always follow our plans and agendas. As the poet, Robert Burns, is often paraphrased as saying, “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Whether your school year is interrupted by renovations, a divorce, a death in the family, moving to a new home, a diagnosis of special needs, a medical emergency, chicken pox, a new job, or any number of other challenging variables, your homeschooling year will look very different from what you had planned.
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Apr 01, 2015

Homeschooling, Health Curriculum, and an Ontario Controversy

Parents, both homeschooling and non-homeschooling, in the province of Ontario have recently taken up arms as the provincial government released the new health curriculum update. The debate on both sides of the argument has been very heated.
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Mar 24, 2015

The New Ontario Health Curriculum: What Does it Really Teach?

The much talked about sex-ed curriculum in Ontario is one component of the province’s revised Health and Physical Education curriculum for grades 1 to 8 and for grades 9 to 12. It will take effect in September 2015. The revised curriculum, for both elementary and secondary grades, comprises three strands of expectations...
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