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Better Than College: How To Build A Successful Life Without A Four-Year Degree
Maybe you're frustrated by poor teaching or a melodramatic social scene. Maybe your eyes glaze over every time that you're treated like a child (or worse, like cattle). Or maybe your teachers are fantastic, your school brims with extracurricular activities, but you nevertheless sense that the world is much bigger than high school — and you don't want to spend another year in the holding chamber.

Special Guest Author Blake Boles
Maybe you're frustrated by poor teaching or a melodramatic social scene. Maybe your eyes glaze over every time that you're treated like a child (or worse, like cattle). Or maybe your teachers are fantastic, your school brims with extracurricular activities, but you nevertheless sense that the world is much bigger than high school — and you don't want to spend another year in the holding chamber.

Family Therapist Expert: Michelle Barone, M.A., M.F.T.
The Homeschool Therapist Is In: Potholes in the Homeschool Road & How to Cope With Them! -- Living with young children is a special and fleeting time for families-challenging and frustrating, yes-but a time that is crucial to the development of young minds and souls. As a family therapist, my goals are to help families create a nurturing, respectful, and fun environment for everyone, but one in which communication between all members is clear and loving.

Publishers Mary, Michael, and Lennon Leppert
Homeschooling And Running A Family Business -- In the Leppert household, homeschooling and having our business run from home tied in perfectly. We came to realize that our life was a modern parallel to that of the Colonial Americans prior to the Revolutionary Period and beyond. Virtually all families worked from home...

Author Sandra Dodd
The Difference Between Unschooling & Radical Unschooling -- A few years ago, someone asked about the difference between unschooling and radical unschooling, and this was my response...

Author Janelle Orsi
Our speaker this month is Attorney Janelle Orsi, co-author of The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life and Build Community, a practical and legal guide to cooperating and sharing resources of all kinds.

Author Jean Burk
How to Prepare for College and Ace the SATs! -- 'You don't even have a college degree, how can you teach your children,' my sister-in-law chided as my husband and I announced our decision to homeschool. It seemed like this was only just the beginning of the criticism that we received for our unconventional decision. That was 20 years ago, and now more than ever, I am sure we made the right choice.

Author Pat Farenga
Pat Farenga shares John Holt's vision for education. John Holt is a rare writer about education because he brought about changes not only in schools, but also in our homes. Holt was a major influence on the school reform movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and then, when he decided most people did not want schools to change in the progressive, learner-centered ways he advocated, he became a major influence on the modern homeschooling movement.

Author Tammy Takahashi
Learn The Secrets of Homeschooling Success -- Tammy Takahashi author of Deschooling Gently: A Step by Step Guide to Fearless Homeschooling shares...

The HomeScholar, Lee Binz
A few months ago, Lee was working on a transcript for a high school junior, going over every subject area, and discussing it in detail, from high school algebra to American Sign Language. Everything was complete. As she was leaving, she asked 'What are you doing this weekend?' Mom didn't hesitate for a moment, but explained that they were going to a Latin competition that weekend.

Author Kathy Kuhl
Homeschooling Children with Learning Differences and Special Needs -- When homeschoolers see our children struggling beyond what we ever imagined, we must decide whether and how to keep on. We may long for professionals trained in special education to take over. We may fear we are failing our children.