PARENTING FREEDOM

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    Friday, December 21st, 2012 10:23 am

    Hundreds of hurting people visit here every day, most of whom are searching for comfort after loss. Please reach out for emotional support as you begin the healing process. Be patient with yourself. Allow yourself to grieve. Let it out. May God be with you.

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  • Canadian Parent Alert

    | March 8, 2012

    Alberta backtracks: Parents can teach beliefs on homosexuality, but homeschoolers still concerned
    http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/alberta-gvmt-backtracks-parents-can-teach-gay-sex-is-a-sin-but-homeschooler

    “…Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk has distanced himself from his spokeswoman’s statements that homeschoolers would be forbidden to teach controversial aspects of their religious beliefs as part of their curriculum…”

    Ontario education official says teachers are ‘co-parents’
    http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/ontario-education-official-says-teachers-are-co-parents

    “The recent case where the father of a pre-kindergarten student was arrested, strip searched and told he was being charged with illegal possession of a firearm because his daughter had drawn a picture of a gun, was perfectly acceptable because educators are “co-parents,” a school official in Waterloo told an interviewer from Sun News.”

    Ryan Gosling Meme: Homeschooling

    | February 16, 2012

    I’ve seen these around on Pinterest and Facebook and at the risk of being risqué, I thought I’d share a few that made me laugh out loud. ;-) Wikipedia says that this actor was homeschooled for a year, and he says that homeschooling gave him “a sense of autonomy that I’ve never really lost”.

    Homeschool Ryan Gosling
    http://homeschoolingryangosling.tumblr.com/

    I’ll link to a bunch more that I liked. (I shouldn’t post TOO many!) LOL

    6. http://homeschoolingryangosling.tumblr.com/post/17384292205/by-anne-h

    7. http://homeschoolingryangosling.tumblr.com/post/17106343409/by-anne-h

    8. http://homeschoolingryangosling.tumblr.com/post/16990190478/by-lindsay-p

    9. http://homeschoolingryangosling.tumblr.com/post/16876630238/by-anne-h

    10. http://homeschoolingryangosling.tumblr.com/post/16758077995/by-sara-m

    11. http://homeschoolingryangosling.tumblr.com/post/16691876534/by-anne-h

    12. http://homeschoolingryangosling.tumblr.com/post/16664925922/by-anne-h

    13. http://homeschoolingryangosling.tumblr.com/post/16664827798/by-anne-h

    Wish I Had Been in the Audience! FUN!

    | February 5, 2012

    Santorum: I’ll Home-School In The White House
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/santorum-ill-home-school-in-the-white-house

    “‘You are familiar, of course, with home schooling…’ she began, before Santorum interrupted with a smile, ‘My wife is more familiar with home schooling.’”

    “‘And we give her a shout-out for that!’ the woman responded, sparking applause from the audience. Then she got to her question: ‘I was wondering if it’s possible at all to influence at least the idea, I know the teachers’ union is not crazy about it, but to try to get some home schooling… and be able to somehow work that into education without being a special interest?’”

    “‘Well obviously leading by example is a good thing,’ Santorum responded. ‘And having a homeschooling family in the White House would certainly be a shock to the establishment.’”

    The crowd laughed, and then roared with applause. He went on to explain that parents, not any government body, should be in charge of determining what success means for their children’s educational experience.”

    “‘It’s going to be different for different parents,”‘ Santorum said. ‘And you know what? That’s OK! I trust parents to instill values, and instill citizenship and all those things much more than I do the education system in America today. It’s sad to say.’”

    “Why would I want to let a teacher have all that fun?”

    | January 30, 2012

    Why Urban, Educated Parents Are Turning to DIY Education
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/01/29/why-urban-educated-parents-are-turning-to-diy-education.html

    “Children of secular, highly educated professionals who always figured they’d send their kids to school—until they came to think, Hey, maybe we could do better… The parents that I meet aren’t afraid to talk about it. They’re doing this proudly… Once we had a child and I realized how fun it was to see her discover stuff about the world, I thought, why would I want to let a teacher have all that fun?”

    Debunking Homeschooling Myths :-D

    | January 17, 2012

    FUNNY video! “Please take me with you!!”

    Been homeschooling since 1997 – don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! FREEDOM!!

    Messy Mondays: Seven Lies about Homeschoolers

    Homeschooling Success

    | December 25, 2011

    Homeschool: Propaganda Vs. Reality (Shattering the myths)

    Twelve Days of Christmas: Homeschooling and Big Families

    | December 18, 2011

    Twelve Days of Homeschool

    And an oldie, but a goodie:
    The Twelve Days of a Large Family Christmas

    Hat Tip: http://mommylife.net/

    11:11:11 on 11/11/11

    | November 11, 2011

    Holiday on the calendar means school in this house… Do people even know what our war heroes fought against? Do they recognize the things that we used to be against, but now we accept or even embrace?

    Of Course Public Schooling Is a Socialist Idea

    | November 8, 2011

    Ron Paul: Elizabeth Warren is ‘a Socialist,‘ Public Schooling is ’a Socialist Idea’
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/ron-paul-elizabeth-warren-is-a-socialist-public-schooling-is-a-socialist-idea/

    “When asked about Warren’s comments on public education and whether public schooling is socialism, Rep. Paul said ‘In a way. When the state runs things, that is you know, a socialist idea, that it should be collective. I preach homeschooling and private schooling and competition in school.’”

    Sibling Connection

    | September 23, 2011

    It crossed my mind this morning that the children could all be away at school and only C1 would be home all day – with no buddies. I mentioned the scenario to L7, and he did a seven-year-old roll on the floor and was not impressed with the thought. Something so strange and shocking to us is the norm to most other families. If you think about it honestly, which is really more NORMAL?! It has been hard enough on the kids to have the oldest brother go to university, but this sibling separation was supposed to start at age five? I think NOT.

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