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  • Re: In A Tail-Spin...

    HI there Sharon, I would like to offer some support to you. The first yr. can often be the toughest. This is a yr. of just trying to figure it all out. Everything from understanding homeschool laws/requirements, joining clubs, field trips, making new friends, finding curriculum and homeschool methods...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by hsiamy on 01-03-2009
  • Re: Still unsure....

    Hi there, Like many of us who walk this journey, you are certainly facing some tough decisions. I would like to offer my personal experiences from taking my child out of PS (finished K and 1st gr. PS - before that we did private pre-school and pre-k). Private school did not have the resources to offer...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by a on 08-12-2008
  • Re: Just Started

    Hi There, Welcome to the world of homeschooling. HSI is a great place to find all of your homeschool needs. From curriculum purchases and educational manipulatives to free web-based planning (PER), HomeSchool Reviews (curriculum reviews), and HSI Legal. Your homeschooling needs can be met. By visiting...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by hsiamy on 06-25-2008
  • Re: Just Started

    Hi! My name is Amanda. I'm 27 and I live in Ontario, Canada,and I have decided to begin Homeschooling my 26 month old daughter. She is an only child, and I've stayed home with her since she was born. She's extreamly bright, speaks full sentences, can count to 10, knows the difference between...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by trinsmommy on 06-18-2008
  • Re: Just Started

    Hi Diane, Welcome to the world of homeschooling and welcome to HSI! We are glad that you found us...we are here to help. Because your child was previously placed in spec. ed. there are a few extra steps in completing the process. First an affidavit must be notarized and turned in to the school district...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by hsiamy on 05-17-2008
  • Re: Is it ADHD, bipolar (?), now diagnosed with Graves'

    Hi there, Wow...you have certainly been through a lot. I am glad that you posted this so others can hear your story. The HSI community is here to help and support you along the journey. Many homeschoolers face similar challenges such as you described in your post. It is important to have connections...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by hsiamy on 04-10-2008
  • Re: Having # 3 and #1 is an unmotiveated almost 5 year old...

    Hi Tracy, Thanks for posting your questions re: your 5 yr. old. I wanted to take this moment to talk a bit about the 3 stages of childhood and how that plays out in homeschooling. In my former life (before homeschooling) I was a teacher in a Waldorf school and earned a dual degree in Human Dev. and Family...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by hsiamy on 03-20-2008
  • Having # 3 and #1 is an unmotiveated almost 5 year old...

    How can I get my almost 5 year old ready and willing to learn his K skills with a newborn to take care of too? My 2 year old will do anything his big brother will do, so I know he will want to participate as well. I have some ideas, but honestly he is LAZY and doesn't want to learn anything. He would...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by TracyC on 03-12-2008
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