By Legislative Liaison Carolyn Martin
Medical Freedom, Informed Consent, and Parental Rights
The use of homeopathic medicine is growing in the United States and across the world. Over the past several years, I have known several homeschool leaders who lost their battle with cancer and went home to be with the Lord. They chose to use a combination of alternative and conventional medicine. No one took them away from their families or forced chemotherapy on them.
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By Legislative Liaison Carolyn Martin
“Praying breath is never spent in vain.” — Charles Spurgeon
Join homeschool families across the nation and the world in a special day of prayer on Friday, November 1. This is an incredible opportunity to lift up the homeschool movement in prayer with thousands of other families — and then get to watch God work!
Together, as homeschool families, we will …Read More …
If you’re like most homeschool parents, you have a pile of papers on your desk … everything from a third grade math exam, your high schooler’s ACT results, the toddler’s latest scribble drawing. What do you keep?
You can’t save everything. (Though I heard about a homeschool mom recently who had tried — she had boxes and boxes in the basement of every worksheet, finished textbook, and project her children had ever worked on!) On the other hand, there is the question of what if a day comes when a social services worker might knock on the door and want proof that homeschooling is actually happening.
Thankfully, there are some basic guidelines to help us determine what records to keep permanently, which to keep temporarily, and what we can simply throw out.Read More …
by guest author Mike Cheney
When asked to write on the subject of fathers relating with their children, I recalled the path my wife and I tried to follow. We home educated, worked in our family business (I like to call it our “family economy”), and lived life — together. Now, we are enjoying the fruit with out adult children. As you continue reading, I hope you’ll glean wisdom from our example of using a family business to disciple your children.Read More …
by Legislative Liaison Carolyn Martin
While the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has decided not to press for the use of a department’s standard form for religious or personal exemptions at this time, it is certain that a bill will be brought forth next session. It will most likely include mandating their form and forcing the usage of their centralized database. CDPHE is still pursuing the expansion of the vaccine schedule through the legal means they already possess. Our main concern at this point is the removal of religious or personal exemptions. Please, continue to express your concerns to your representatives about this possibility, be ready to act when the time comes, and pray for God’s mercy on His people.Read More …
By Joan Girkins and Julianna Dotten
What credits are needed to graduate high school? How can I make sure my student will be academically prepared for whatever his future holds? They’re questions that every homeschool parent asks, but there is no one-size-fits all answer.
And that’s the beauty of it.
With the flexibility of homeschooling comes the freedom to tailor your academic plan to fit exactly what your student needs. In other words, it’s time for us to stop asking “does my student need this for college?” or “what do the public schools cover?” Instead, homeschooling through high school gives us the incredible opportunity to enable our children to reach their full academic potential.Read More …
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