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Contents
1. A Perspective on Education
2. Getting the Homeschool Journey Started
3. Ready to Start Preschooling at Home?
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"Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
 
A 1 minute video story by three homeschooled children on John 20:29b

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Lesson Plan for Preschool and Early Grades

A Multi-Sensory Approach to Teaching the Alphabet

 
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Articles

 
Christians admonished to 'take ownership' of children's education

Behavior Worth Medicating
Inspiring Christians to Biblical Home Education
 
September 2007
Dear Christian family,
 
Everyone one of us probably knows someone whose child was diagnosed by the public school system as ADD or ADHD and told their child needed medication in order to remain in school.  In an article you can find at the end of this newsletter titled Behavior Worth Medicating by Gregory Hession, Dr. Peter Breggin is quoted as saying, "All psychiatric treatments exert their primary or intended effect by disabling brain functions." 
 
The term that affected me the most in this eye-opening statement was "disabling".  Parents are wrongly told that 'drugs' will help their child, when in fact it is the exact opposite.  In this same article, Kevin Hall, the New England director of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) claims that various maladies beginning in 1963 began to be literally invented.  One of these invented mental disorders is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) which was voted in by the American Psychiatric Association in 1987, along with it's symptoms: 
  1. Often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in school work, work or other activities.
  2. Often does not seem to listen when spoken directly.
  3. Is often forgetful in daily activities.
  4. Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat.
  5. Often runs about, climbs or talks excessively.
Doesn't this sound normal for children?  And for these types of normal behavior, public schools are forcing children to be medicated with powerful and unsafe psychotic drugs that "disable" brain functions. 
 
The public school system cannot produce good fruit because it does not rely on Godly truth.  For these reasons and others, please consider not supporting the system with your children.  Consider the blessings of providing your child with a education based on truth in the safety of your loving home. 
 
Our ministry goal is to help you provide your children with a Christian home education.   Please consider forwarding this newsletter to your church, family and friends.
 
In His service,
 
Denise Kanter
 
P.S.  If you feel your children have difficulties in concentration, remember the part of the brain -- the Frontal Lobe -- which is responsible for this capability does not fully develop until a child is 25.  In the meantime, be patient while their brain matures as God has planned.  Also, consider researching the benefits of DHA oil and brain development. 
Getting the Homeschool Journey Started
 
It is not uncommon for families to feel "buyer's remorse" after the first few weeks or months as new homeschoolers, and maybe with good reason. With every change or new beginning there will be struggles, some big, some small, and some monstrous. Maybe the in-laws are furious with your decision. Maybe you just can't seem to find time to finish all that you had planned in your day. Maybe cooperation has only seen a few moments or your house has seen better days. Sometimes, life just takes an unexpected turn.
 
Click Here to continue reading in Crosswalk
originally published in Homeschool Enrichment Magazine
Ready to start preschooling at home?
 
The major underlying commandment of homeschooling preschoolers is that it MUST be fun.  After all, the 2, 3, or 4 year old that you're teaching is the one that thinks it's fun to empty the dishwasher, sort laundry, wash windows and take out the trash - so if something as simple as "school" is not fun for them, you're definitely doing something wrong! But before we get into troubleshooting what to do if they are not enjoying themselves, let me share with you what I have used or am currently using that has been successful (or we're anticipating to be successful this school year) for my two girls.
 
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